Artisan Documentation

Visual scope for coffee roasters

Event Bar

There are three types of buttons in the button bar.

1 ON/OFF (green/red)
2 Roast landmarks (orange/brown)
3 Events (yellow)

The philosophy behind the Event button (yellow) is to record controlling steps made by the operator, so that the roast can be reproduced later in the future. The orange/brown buttons record the main landmarks achieved.

If a roast could be divided in cause and effect terms, the sequence (or recipe) of Events would be the cause of the profile, meanwhile the sequence of landmarks (First crack, etc) would be the effect. In other words, the yellow button records inputs made by the operator, meanwhile the orange/brown buttons record the outputs (landmarks) achieved by the roaster. The yellow button characterizes the input, meanwhile the orange/brown buttons the output.

  • ON – Start recording temperatures
  • CHARGE – Charging (loading) the roaster with green beans
  • DRY END – Beans are dry
  • FC START – First Crack Start
  • FC END – First Crack End
  • SC START – Second Crack Start
  • SC END – Second Crack End
  • DROP – Drop roasted beans into cooling tray
  • OFF – Stop recording temperatures
  • EVENT – Add a Power, Damper or Fan event

Setting a Power, Damper or Fan Event

First turn ON recording and CHARGE the roaster.

To add a power,damper or fan event do these four steps:

  1. Click on EVENT to add an event
  2. Select Power, Damper or Fan
  3. Select level (0 to 10)
  4. Update the event

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11 Responses to “Event Bar”

  • arpi says:

    There are three types of buttons in the button bar.

    1 ON/OFF (green/red)
    2 Roast landmarks (orange/brown)
    3 Events (yellow)

    The philosophy behind the Event button (yellow) is to record controlling steps made by the operator, so that the roast can be reproduced later in the future. The orange/brown buttons record the main landmarks achieved.

    If a roast could be divided in cause and effect terms, the sequence (or recipe) of Events would be the cause of the profile, meanwhile the sequence of landmarks (First crack, etc) would be the effect. In other words, the yellow button records inputs made by the operator, meanwhile the orange/brown buttons record the outputs (landmarks) achieved by the roaster. The yellow button characterizes the input, meanwhile the orange/brown buttons the output.

  • Phil West says:

    I never quite know when the FC ends. It would be nice if I could click the FC end button multiple times and have the software keep/log only the final event.

  • Thom Goll says:

    Hello,
    I am interested in using proportional control of gas thru the Fuji PXG Pid. As I understand your software it does not control the Pid, it logs events and temps and graphs these. Do you ever intend on actual controlling the roasting process? Can you point me in the direction for software that does control? Thanks for any help.

  • arpi says:

    Hi.

    Yes it does control but the control dialog only shows up when selecting Fuji PIDs.

    Select Fuji PID in menu config device. Click OK.

    Now a blue button will appear on top called “Control”. Click it and a control dialog appears.

  • nico says:

    Is it possible to remove some of the buttons “SC start” “SC end”?
    Also is it possible to include an automatic ‘turn’ temp button?

    Just ideas great software and thanks.

    • rgrosz78 says:

      It is possible to remove event buttons in version 0.6.0. Under Config / Events, there are check boxes that can be used to remove buttons for “SC start” and “SC end”

  • Luis Cruz says:

    Hi I have a gas powered ambex ym-2 roaster, which I want to control using Artisan and TC4 shield/arduino combo, because this is gas not electric like the HOTTOP I’m using IO3 output on the shield to control the proportional valve on the roaster, this works well using the programmable events buttons the only problem I have with this approach is that once I set say 65% power I get no visual indication from the buttons as to what position it currently is a change in color would be nice an it would solve this.
    The other option is to use the event sliders which do tell you what the current position is at any particular time, the problem I got here is that so far I’ve been unable to make this feature work as explained here:
    http://artisan-roasterscope.blogspot.com/2013/02/controlling-hottop.html
    I of course use the serial command directed to IO3 instead of OT1 but when I move the slide nothing happens, It is strange that it doesn’t work since it does work perfectly under roastlogger that uses a similar slider, but I would rather use Artisan because everything is on one screen and overall looks very nice.
    I’ll appreciate any input on this matter.

  • lise says:

    it would be great if there was a simple key command for clicking the event button for manual entry of temperature data, since I am doing it every minute or so it gets kinda old always having to pick up the mouse…
    thanks

  • lise says:

    ah, I just figured it out. To anyone entering manual temperatures as events, press your enter key, which will hilight the next upcoming bean event (first crack, for instance) and then right arrow until the event button is highlighted. Then use the space bar to press the key. the dialogue to enter your temp will come up and you can tab through that to fill it out and hit enter to exit. after that it will stay hilighted on the enter button as long as you don’t move it and you’ll just be hitting the space bar each time to get the temp dialogue box.

    I also added buttons for flame adjusts and air adjusts, however these do not seem to be accessible by keyboard, so you’ll have to mouse it when you get to those. Do this under the “buttons” tab in the config events menu. choose an event type or they wont do anything when you press them (I changed the name of the fan and power events to Air and Flame) and give them a number value so that you can tell the difference on the chart. The action will be “none”