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Both radio and optical [[astronomy]] seems to work better when the receiver is cold.
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*  "Open Source Thermal Cycler" Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) uses the Peltier for both heating *and* cooling.[https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Open_Biotech/PCR][https://hackaday.io/project/2548-open-source-thermal-cycler]
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[http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Five-open-source-hardware-projects-that-could-change-the-world-1428043.html%3Fpage=3]
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[http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PCR-thermal-cycler-for-under-85/]
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[http://openpcr.org/]
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* [https://hackaday.io/project/5103-smart-dew-point-water-harvester "Smart Dew-Point Water Harvester"].
  
 
* Open Source Peltier Fridge Project: [http://www.element14.com/community/thread/21716/l/the-peltier-fridge]; [http://grabcad.com/library/the-peltier-fridge]; [http://www.cnczone.com/forums/everything-in-between/172257-peltier-fridge-project-launching-indiegogo.html]; [http://www.indiegogo.com/Peltier].
 
* Open Source Peltier Fridge Project: [http://www.element14.com/community/thread/21716/l/the-peltier-fridge]; [http://grabcad.com/library/the-peltier-fridge]; [http://www.cnczone.com/forums/everything-in-between/172257-peltier-fridge-project-launching-indiegogo.html]; [http://www.indiegogo.com/Peltier].
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[http://www.element14.com/community/thread/21716/l/the-peltier-fridge?displayFullThread=true]
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[http://forum.opensourceecology.org/discussion/986/the-peltier-fridge/p1]
 
* Another Peltier fridge project: "How to build your own dirt cheap fridge" ("My most important consideration is that it can be service-able by me") [http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/dirt-cheap-fridge/]
 
* Another Peltier fridge project: "How to build your own dirt cheap fridge" ("My most important consideration is that it can be service-able by me") [http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/dirt-cheap-fridge/]
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* [http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?280459-Open-source-DIY-TEC-and-Fan-controller "Open source DIY Thermoelectric cooler and Fan controller"]
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* [http://blog.labfab.cc/?p=47 "DIY PROGRAMABLE WATER BATH"]
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When a Peltier element is attached to a voltage source, it pumps heat energy from one side to the other, making one side colder and one side hotter.
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In principle you could use a Peltier element just for heating ( see [http://reprap.org/wiki/FoldaRap] )
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* [http://makezine.com/2014/03/28/arduino-controlled-tec-coolingheating-system-for-beer-fermentation/ "Arduino Controlled Cooling/Heating System for Beer Fermentation"]
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* [http://www.brewpi.com/ "BrewPi"]
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* [http://garagelab.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-use-a-peltier-with-arduino "How to use a Peltier with Arduino"]
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* [http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-your-own-temperature-controller-with-an-arduino/ "Make Your Own Temperature Controller with an Arduino"]
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Typically Peltier projects use a [[1-wire]] digital thermometer or a thermistor to measure the temperature at the important parts, and
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FIXME: maybe say a few more words about heatsinks, such as the (open-source?)
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[https://hackaday.io/project/6874-powerpeg-thermal-management-system PowerPeg Thermal Management System]
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Revision as of 14:43, 27 August 2015

Many people use thermoelectric modules, commonly called Peltier modules, to make small things colder.

(Compressor-based air conditioners and refrigerators and freezers are often more practical for cooling larger things).


Both radio and optical astronomy seems to work better when the receiver is cold.


  • "Open Source Thermal Cycler" Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) uses the Peltier for both heating *and* cooling.[1][2]

[3] [4] [5]

[10] [11]

  • Another Peltier fridge project: "How to build your own dirt cheap fridge" ("My most important consideration is that it can be service-able by me") [12]

When a Peltier element is attached to a voltage source, it pumps heat energy from one side to the other, making one side colder and one side hotter. In principle you could use a Peltier element just for heating ( see [13] )



Typically Peltier projects use a 1-wire digital thermometer or a thermistor to measure the temperature at the important parts, and



FIXME: maybe say a few more words about heatsinks, such as the (open-source?) PowerPeg Thermal Management System ?

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