I love how the software is coming along, especially recipes! It seems so powerful. Based on the capabilities of recipes, it seems reasonable to make a mode that simply asks for your target end temp and time then it adjusts power and fan dynamically to keep a reasonable curve and achieve the target temp around the target time.
We already do this as humans operators based on a couple signals. I watch the rate of rise, note the amount of minutes it would take to hit my target temp by my target time. I drop off the power some to keep the RoR steadily declining, etc.
It stands to reason this could be done with a clever algorithm, and maybe with some modes (conductive for slower drum programs, maybe a couple different curve options) but ultimately it’s just adjusting drum/fan/power in order to get you to the correct temp at the correct time.
I believe this is sort of how preheat works. You can see the machine adjust some during preheat based on how fast it’s heating. It always seems to take about a half hour but the fan sounds different each time. (Purely speculating)
I work at a large tech company so maybe I’m just crazy with silicon valley optimism but I’d like to see an auto plus mode.