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Old 10-22-2019, 10:07 PM
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Default DIY Guide for AMP Mk. 2 Replica under $375 (**COMING SOON**)

The AMP Mk. 2 is a very simple machine which has an LCD, three buttons, and an induction coil. The best part about it though; it uses pilots to insert cases from above perfectly into the coil every time.

I plan to make a replica, with the only difference being: no AZTEC mode, and a plastic box instead of aluminum... and I plan to make a guide that anyone can follow. Even someone who has never programmed or worked with electronics.

I am very appreciative of the other DIY guides for induction annealing as that's where I got a good idea of how to build one.

However none of them used pilots to perfectly align brass in the induction coil. I decided to buy the pilots from AMP, and use the same exact system they use: Insert case into pilot from above. This design will also feature an LCD display for displaying status of the coil (ON/STANDBY), and set anneal time... EXACTLY like the AMP Mk2. Additionally there will be three buttons just like the AMP Mk. 2, one to start annealing, one to increase time, and one to decrease time. This will be demonstrated in this video here:

I wanted to make a step by step guide with pictures on how to build this, and share the code with you guys so you can make your own. I know there is another guy on these forums aczesz who is good with arduinos, so I will post my code here for revision or improvement from anyone who knows arduino code. Also, after any "//" in the code is a comment, which I did my best to explain what each line of code does. I learned this programming language in ONE day, so those descriptions are bound to have mistakes. Just a disclaimer.

Future additions to the code include an automatic overheat protection function. Also, sensors such as sonar could be used to detect the presence of a case and automatically start the induction coil but I opted to go for the manual start button.

Arduino source code:

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Old 10-23-2019, 6:56 AM
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Looking forward to your guide.
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