Biltong again

Last Updated or created 2023-11-03

In 2020 i made a Biltong drying thingy, using a Nextion and a Arduino.
Today i’m preparing for some Chilli Biltong, which i’m going to put in the drying box tomorrow.

2020 Version 1, now version 3 (no more display bugs)

Arduino functionality

  • Heating light
  • Temperature / Humidity
  • Air flow
  • MQTT to home automation
  • Nextion Display


1 kg Beef Cut into 1.5cm - 2cm steak slices

2 tbsp black pepper coarsely ground.
2 tbsp course Sea Salt
1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
4 tbsp coriander seeds roasted and coarsely ground.
1 tbsp chili flakes

50 ml worcestershire sauce
100 ml apple vinegar
1 tbsp tabasco sauce

Script – get images from Reolink cam

while true; do
wget "http://ip.number.or.hostname/cgi-bin/api.cgi?cmd=Snap&channel=0&rs=123asd&user=admin&password=MYSECRETPASS" -O $(date +%Y%m%d%H%M).jpg
sleep 60

Script to generate MP4 (60fps)

cat *.jpg | ffmpeg -f image2pipe -r 60 -vcodec mjpeg -i - -vcodec libx264 out.mp4
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