Pitmaster, a barbecue support toolkit consisting of temperature sensor tongs, timers and a base station, was created through the iterative design process. Key features include a timer that becomes the focus point where a user can see the cooking progress for any type of food. Its accuracy comes from combining the measurement of temperature and food height with guesses from the user which become more educated after adjustments of parameters and data collection by the system.
Continued exploration of the connected BBQ is being conducted by Sietse in LABS to make the BBQ smart by applying machine learning to the software infrastructure. At LABS, we have found a way to grill the data and BBQ our way into a smarter summer.