So this past weekend a couple of us went down to Lockhart after the annual weiner dog races for some delicious barbecue at Kreuz's Meat Market. While enjoying some amazingly good barbecue with no sauce or utensils, we talked about the idea of automating a barbecue so you just start the fire, put in the meat, and get a text when its done.
Well, today what did I find, lo and behold some people have already done this. Now of course its not as cool as we would have done it. Our BBQ pit would be shaped like a giant unicorn (the smoke would obviously come out the horn), and we'd add robotics to mop the meat for you. But at least now we have a good starting point.