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I have a problem, and i figured this was the best board to help solve it.
I work in a meat shop, which stores its seafood in a large display tray, similar to pic related. There is ~4inches of crushed ice layered across the case, which measures around 4x20feet. The ice starts out as loose crushed ice, but inevitably forms one solid slab by the time we close.
At the end of the day, after removing the fishes from the ice, one of our required tasks is to melt all the ice from the tray, using a hose spraying very warm water. This takes fucking forever. the hose has to be constantly moved, as it only melts a very small area of the ice at a time. this means that 1 of the 2 closing employees is occupied by this one task for a good 45 minutes, leaving all of the many other closing tasks to the other closer.
management, in their infinite wisdom, has cut our close-up time from 2hrs to 1hr. With this change, the issue of melting the ice becomes much more of a pain, and causes the close process to be extremely hectic and stressful.
So... how can I melt this ice faster? A method that involves minimal employee work would be great, and cheap would be amazing, as I will, at least initially, have to fund this project myself. No explosives, fire, chemicals, etc, obviously.
thanks for your input!
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To the syntheads around here,
Anyone ever heard of an available schematic for a step-variable sequencer to use in analog modulars? For example, mutable into 4x4, 2x8, 1x16.
I thought of using four decade counters with a hard reset at step 3, with a 4024 dividing a clock signal, but I can't really sort out the switching involved, let alone the cable mess that'd create (mainly due to reset routing).
I'd use a PIC or an AVR, but I don't know jack shit about programming.
Any ideas are welcome