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I have an old stove.  2 elements don't work right.  Its a drop in model, and I'm not feeling like I want to figure out how to fit a new one in between the granite counter tops.   It needs cleaning, it needs rewiring.   I'm suspecting the oven is off temperature.

So what to do?   How 'bout rebuilding it with completely digital controls.  How 'bout letting a Raspberry Pi, control the show with a nice touch screen and remote web interface?  How 'bout controlling each element with a nice little ATMega and SSRs?  (Atmel single chip computers, ATMegas, aka Arduino, altho i've been working with Atmel CPUs since before anyone thought of Arduinos -- anyone remember 2313's?)

So the high level concept is to use some sort of postage size board, seven segment led, and push buttons to replace each knob on the stove.  Then link them all together to a Raspberry Pi to make a nice high level pretty GUI.

I started discussing this with our Coffe and Tech group, one member of which knows appliances very well indeed.   And we're off-- the beginning of a new project.