Automate Cooking Process with Cloud Connected Smart Grills
Client Overview

A leading consumer appliance manufacturing company for a kitchen with continuous innovation for more than 30 years. The trend for an outdoor living took off with client positioned to capitalize on the demand for luxury outdoor kitchens. They were committed to elevating outdoor cooking to new levels.

Business Challenge

Controlling the cooking process via Mobile Application and touch based LCD display on smart Grills which required

  • Temperature reading and Gas valve management module on LCD
  • Communication with Mobile Application to set different grill parameters
VOLANSYS Solution

VOLANSYS helped a client develop hardware and firmware of LCD display management module, Cloud connectivity, and management module, temperature reading and gas valve management module of Grill with following features:

  • Touch screen display
  • Wi-Fi support
  • Time and temperature based cooking
  • Cooking for pre-defined stored recipes
  • Access and monitor Grills over Cloud

Hardware Development:

  • Prototype hardware development – Schematic, PCB Design & fabrication, Hardware bring-up
  • LCD & CTP: 5 inch, 800×480 resolution, TFT Graphic LCD
  • MCU Processor: 32-bit ARM STM-32
  • Setting up selected off the Shelf development kit and development environment
  • Development of RGB LCD, Wi-Fi Module, Touchscreen, Temperature sensor abstraction layer module and MQTT client
  • Wi-Fi Module: ATMEL-WINC1500
  • Sensors: RTD PT-100, Thermocouple Cr/Al – K

Firmware Development:

  • Developed Firmware APIs for cloud interface and authentication mechanism including Wi-Fi Registration
  • Developed MQTT based cloud server to bridge between Mobile App and Smart Grill
  • Designed Java based test application to interface with the Grill and invoke recipes

Quality Engineering:

  • Integration testing of Hardware and Firmware with Web browser database test application
  • Unit testing of the prototype

Benefits Delivered

  • Reduced efforts due to automated cooking process based on time and temperature
  • Flexibility of selecting and invoking recipes from anywhere via Mobile Application over Cloud
  • Combination of high quality, strength, and beauty