Friday, May 25, 2018

Artisan @ WOC 2018

Thanks to the support of Frans from Kostverorenvaart and Arnoud from the Vintage Espresso Machine workshop I am happy to announce the first Artisan community meeting!

Update: Frans was so kind to post some pics of the event on

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Artisan v1.3.1

This version of Artisan is mostly a bug-fix release, resolving many minor issues reported by users since the release of v1.3 about a month ago.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Automating a Huky

Here I give a short insight in my roasting setup, detailing how I connected my Huky 500T using VINT Phidgets and some custom electronics to Artisan.

by Philipp Schmidt

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Artisan v1.3

Artisan is getting simpler! Simpler to find, simpler to install, simpler to setup, simpler to configure and simpler to use. Artisan v1.3 is also extending its scope by adding direct support for 16 roasting machine brands and gets more beautiful by adding color themes. However, the biggest news is on its growing team.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Artisan v1.2

Artisan v1.2 is a major release. The software on which Artisan is built was significantly modernised, especially on the Windows platform, resulting in better support of the current operating systems and hardware (e.g. high-resolution displays). A consequence of this move is that from now on, only 64bit operating systems are supported and compatibility with Windows XP and OS X before v10.10 has been dropped. Find below a description of the major changes and new features.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

More Phidgets!

Artisan supported hardware from Phidgets since 2013 (see my previous post on Roasting with Phidgets). This year Phidgets fundamentally revised both their hardware and software offerings. With the release of Artisan version 1.2 support for many of the new VINT devices as well as for the new Phidgets v22 driver has been added.

Roasting with Phidgets

An introduction to automatic roast logging using basic hardware from Phidgets in combination with Artisan. This article focuses on standard USB Phidgets that have been supported by Artisan since 2013. The follow-up post More on Phidgets! describes the extended Phidgets support by Artisan v1.2 covering also the new VINT devices that were introduced at the end of 2017 by Phidgets.