Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
This Senior Project consists of designing and building a meat smoker. The design of this meat smoker incorporates knowledge of control systems, programming, hardware, and materials manufacturing. This smoker is made to allow the user an easy experience of smoking food. The smoker provides the user with a programmable temperature and timer. It also has an automatic wood chip loader as deemed necessary to keep the correct amount of smoke distributed. Lastly, this smoker has an automatic application of the user’s choice of liquid to the meat. By designing a smoker with these capabilities, an untrained person desiring to smoke meat will now have the capabilities to make a desirable meat. Smoking meat has been in the past a "sport" due to its difficult nature; with this smoker design, an average person can now participate. Also, this smoker will solve the problem of time constraint people may have. A deliciously smoked piece of meat can take more than 12 hours to finish. Prior to the design of this smoker, this implies a person would have to continuously be monitoring the meat, therefore inhibiting their normal daily activities. By creating this smoker, the user only has to touch the smoker upon startup. This allows required daily activities to still be met by the user.