Remember that old saying, 'A watched pot never boils'? Well, this week's episode of element14's "The Ben Heck Show" is boiling hot as Ben utilizes an Android app to build a remote pot-stirring device enabling users to heat meals to the perfect temperature in a pot from any location in the house.
Inspired by countless burnt lunches, Ben embeds the Android app into a Bluetooth-enabled tablet to control an automatic stirring device remotely. Ben then constructs the stirring tool using an actuator arm, chip clip and a trapezoid timing belt. Implementing a Google ADK and an embedded Arduino Uno for the control mechanism between the stirrer and tablet, Ben rigs the project to automatically stir a pot on the stove.