My homebrew stirplate - Page 5 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > My homebrew stirplate

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-07-2006, 08:49 PM   #41
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,291
Liked 813 Times on 514 Posts


Alright folks, I've gotten a few messages showing interest in the stirplates I was thinking of whipping up. Gimme a week or so to order some of the parts I don't have in excess and another few days build a few. I'll be in touch with those interested!
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 08:50 PM   #42
Desert_Sky
 
Desert_Sky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2006
Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 4,077
Liked 53 Times on 41 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage
Alright folks, I've gotten a few messages showing interest in the stirplates I was thinking of whipping up. Gimme a week or so to order some of the parts I don't have in excess and another few days build a few. I'll be in touch with those interested!

got a ballpark price for them?
__________________
Desert Sky Brewing Co.
Sierra Vista, AZ

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 09:06 PM   #43
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,291
Liked 813 Times on 514 Posts


Just a guess...$35. I'll let you know a better estimate after I place the parts order.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2006, 09:41 PM   #44
Jaybird
Sponsor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Jaybird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Nor*Cal
Posts: 7,688
Liked 998 Times on 704 Posts


Keep me posted

JJ

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 12:44 AM   #45
D*Bo
Recipes 
 
May 2006
North Attleboro, MA
Posts: 457
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Try going to a computer repair shop (small private business run out of the basement type, not chain store) ask them if they have any hard drives you can strip for parts. If they give you one ask if they have any old case fans you could get too.
Worked for me. You can save a few bucks on the project. Might not get your choice on size for the fan, but you might luck out.
__________________
PrimaryBaltica 9
Secondary British all Amarillo IPA, Calypso
Conditioning Decoction maddness, FlyingJess Ale
Drinking Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, Oaked Bourbon Chocolate Stout, Dry Mead)
Up NextScottish ale and Dopple Bock

Always ready for the wack snack attack, I carry sandwiches around in a straight edge style JanSports backpack.

Support your local businesses

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 03:09 AM   #46
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,291
Liked 813 Times on 514 Posts


Ok folks, here's the breakdown:

$1.50 Perf Board
$0.23 Heat Sink Compound
$4.46 Fan
$2.19 Transformer
$2.77 Power Jack
$0.01 1K ohm Resistor
$0.12 1 microF Cap
$0.15 .1 microF Cap
$0.39 LM317
$0.35 Heat Sink
$0.91 Linear Pot
$0.73 Knob
$7.10 Enclosure
$0.86 Switch
$1.05 LED
$0.15 LED Mount
$1.00 Magnets
$1.00 Misc Hardware (nuts/bolts/glue/etc)
$1.20 Shipping (parts to me)
$5.00 My time
$8.25 Priority Shipping

$39.42 Total

I ordered everything I didn't already have from Jameco today, and it was all in stock. I'll wind up with enough supplies to make 9 stirplates, and there are already 6 people who showed interest. I'll start soldering away as soon as I have the rest of the parts!
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 03:29 AM   #47
D*Bo
Recipes 
 
May 2006
North Attleboro, MA
Posts: 457
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


The only magnetss I could find without busting up hard drives were way to small.
__________________
PrimaryBaltica 9
Secondary British all Amarillo IPA, Calypso
Conditioning Decoction maddness, FlyingJess Ale
Drinking Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, Oaked Bourbon Chocolate Stout, Dry Mead)
Up NextScottish ale and Dopple Bock

Always ready for the wack snack attack, I carry sandwiches around in a straight edge style JanSports backpack.

Support your local businesses

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 04:29 AM   #48
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Southwest
Posts: 14,291
Liked 813 Times on 514 Posts


Try this eBay link. I used magnets very similar to the 1/2" disc type for sale there.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2006, 08:51 PM   #49
Blender
 
Blender's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 3,106
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage
I ordered everything I didn't already have from Jameco today, and it was all in stock. I'll wind up with enough supplies to make 9 stirplates, and there are already 6 people who showed interest. I'll start soldering away as soon as I have the rest of the parts!
I would be interested in one of those when you get them assembled. Let Me Know
__________________
Gary

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 11:53 PM   #50
Desert_Sky
 
Desert_Sky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2006
Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 4,077
Liked 53 Times on 41 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage
Ok folks, here's the breakdown:


$39.42 Total
You take paypal?
__________________
Desert Sky Brewing Co.
Sierra Vista, AZ

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
And one more DIY stirplate... -TH- Chillers & Stir Plates 9 01-03-2012 09:05 PM
DIY Stirplate help chode720 Chillers & Stir Plates 19 03-02-2011 04:19 AM
How much time on stirplate? jackson_d General Techniques 1 05-01-2009 09:08 PM
$5 Stirplate Mirilis Equipment/Sanitation 7 04-21-2009 07:32 PM
blender stirplate anderj Chillers & Stir Plates 3 02-04-2008 05:54 PM


Forum Jump