Some other ideas:

Bought a toaster oven and a bunch of parts from Sparkfun to convert it into a reflow oven, inspired by this post:

We'll see how it works out!

2017-10-19 (Eric)

Wired up a setup with an Arduino Pro Mini 328/3.3V and MAX31855K thermocouple digitizer, SSR etc to control the oven. See for some details:

Here are a couple of plots of the temp and control signal for 160C and 210C setpoints and just a simple on/off controller loop updated at 1Hz. Not terrible, but some PID action is probably needed.

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