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Use a Computer to replace Circuit Boards

gatewood

Oct 20, 2019
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Hello everyone!

I've come across a washing machine with a damaged circuit board thats way to pricey to warrant replacement, so, I remembered a concept I had some years ago.

Is it possible, feasible or at least, worthwhile to completely bypass the circuitry of some machines and appliances with your own, and have it controlled with a commercial computer?
 

Harald Kapp

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The challenge is going to adapt all the sensors and actuators in the appliance and writing a suitable control program.
 

Frankchie

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Hello everyone!

I've come across a washing machine with a damaged circuit board thats way to pricey to warrant replacement, so, I remembered a concept I had some years ago.

Is it possible, feasible or at least, worthwhile to completely bypass the circuitry of some machines and appliances with your own, and have it controlled with a commercial computer?
Making a DIY washing machine control board is a tall order. Usually you can buy used boards on ebay for a reasonable price.
Frank
 
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