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Old 04-29-2006, 02:20 AM   #1
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EDIT: More detailed instructions start on page 3 http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=8850&page=3

After seeing some of the posts about making a stirplate to aid in starter production, I scoured my stash to see what I had and came up with this stirplate that uses a LM317 voltage regulator for varing the speed. I figured since I was going to be doing yeast starters now and I had about 95% of the stuff I'd throw one together..... works really well if I do say so myself.

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schematic for LM317 hookup....



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4 rare earth magnets epoxied to the fan hub.



A closeup of the LM317 assembly.



With a 2000 ml flask and stirbar





I have a 2 inch and a 1 3/8 inch stirbar. The 2 inch get thrown a lot. So I think I'll use the smaller one.... will let everyone know how it works in action next week!

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Old 04-29-2006, 02:55 AM   #3
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Looks AWESOME!

Definitely a summer project for me. You guys are making it much easier for me to figure it out!

If you add a parts list to this--it is a definite FAQ article.

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If there is any interest I can try to throw something together that has parts etc. But from the response here, it doesn't seem like there is much interest.

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I am DEFINITELY interested. This is a for sure summer project for me.

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Count me in too! I'm all for finding small projects to potentially electrocute myself with

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I can read it off your schematic but, a printable parts list to take to Radio Shack and directions would probably draw more interest.

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I agree too, I could definately find myself getting into this for a summer project

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I'm in, too. I can probably scratch up a lot of the parts at work.

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Noob Question Alert!
Looks like a very cool phenomenon, but, what exactly does it do and what is it for?

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