Hi everyone, thanks for your input.
I was hoping someone ported the Adafruit project so I could ‘enhance’ it. Apart from my lack of programming skills (I can do a fair bit PHP and JS but I’m not a programmer and C is more fiddling through for me) my biggest enemy is time
I just build the Adafruit Sous Viduino on the Arduino and I’ll see how it goes.
Why the Spark Core? Ultimatively it would be great to remotely read temp/switching events (e.g. publish) and have a timer program. As for the timer it might be interesting or easier to have that logic on a webserver, depending on the WiFi connection & reliability, and only use the Spark Core as a ‘dumm’ sensor reader that receives switching events for a relay.
Actually I’m not too concerned about the stirring since I use a fairly big pot (8-10l) but it can be added easily if necessary. I want to use it for making cheese and sous vide cooking. Smoking is another great application and I saw that someone here started that project and also a brewing/distilling controller would have the same foundation.
The Nomiko looks interesting but it won’t have enough power for my application and you definitely have to stir it. I modified a 3.5kW induction plate that’s controlled by the Arduino.
@peekay123: I’m looking forward to trying your Adafruit_RGBLCDShield port.