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The Jolly-Mec stoves are great, but the electronics are subpar in build quality and, most importantly, interfacing!


However, the stoves are certified with these electronics, so any modification would require a new certification. Also, they work!


This project aims to solve the lack of interfacing of the Foghet 9P without doing any modifications. This can be accomplished by simply eavesdropping the traffic between the main electronics and the control panel. If desired, commands can be sent too! This communication uses a power and data bus based on the NXP TDA5051A.


I designed a board with a TDA5051A at the same settings as the bus in the Foghet 9P (125 kbps). I used the "line insulation" reference design from the chip datasheet for increased safety.


The design also features an optional switching power supply from Mean Well, which feeds off the same bus. If used, this will power the Raspberry Pi so no other power supply will be neccessary - just two wires from the Foghet 9P. UPDATE: This switching PS has a lowest rating too high for the voltage in the Jolly-Mec implementation, and doesn't start. Do not use.


Updated Jan 3, 2020: Second revision of the board with corrections and better layout!

Updated Jan 9, 2020: Third revision of the board with a smaller power/data connector so it doesn't hang over the edge of the board

Updated March 17, 2020: Fourth revision of the board to correct the Murata 78250JC footprint

Dec 27,2019
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    • jordanyte from UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
      Ben Jordan is a board level electronics and embedded systems design engineer. Always an avid tinkerer, Ben started with his first soldering iron at the age of 8, designing and etching his own PCBs soon after. Ben is an expert in EDA with Altium, Protel, CircuitMaker and CircuitStudio and has a Bachelor of Engineering (CompSys) Hon I. from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is an IPC-CID+ certified PCB designer, and makes training videos for Altium Academy.
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    • Emre KONCA from TURKEY
      I'm system engineer. https://www.youtube.com/ArduinoHaberTV
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      maker. I like to build things, to understand how things work. Co-founder of Ripolab Hacklab, a non-profit organization to explain the culture maker
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    • Jiri Praus from CZECH REPUBLIC, THE
      I am an artist. I design electronics and brass wire sculptures. www.jiripraus.cz
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    • Inventor of TV-B-Gone, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places. Co-founder of 3ware, a successful Silicon Valley startup in the 1990s. Pioneer of Virtual Reality in the 1980s. Author and teacher. I go around the world giving talks and workshops. Promoter of hackerspaces, open source hardware. Mentor for others wherever I goes. Co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco. President and CEO of Cornfield Electronics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman
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