Controller Options - Videos

When it comes to the next generation of kiln smart controllers, you now have multiple options... the Tap Controller from SDS Industries, the Genesis - Model 2.0/Genesis Mini 1120 (aka Icon+) from Bartlett Instrument Company, and now the New Icon (Spark) Controller. Check them all out below.

TAP Controller from SDS Industries

Introducing TAP, by SDS Industries... The Most Advanced Kiln Control Technology Available! TAP (Temperature Automation by Proportional-Integral-Derivative) is the first commercially available consumer kiln controller that utilizes an intuitive graphical user interface to enable the glass or ceramic artist to immediately start programming and operating their kiln.

For all of us less technical, regular folks... this means interactive touch screen! TAP is designed with similar functionality to many current 3-key and 12-key controllers, such as an Orton AutoFire® 3000 or the Sentry 2.0 Controller. However, its new technology provides the user with easier programming, more memory, and ultimately more control.

This controller is available on most Evenheat, and Hot Shot Ovens and Kilns. Need more information... download the TAP User Manual.

    Looking to add WiFi capabilities to a new or old TAP Smart Controller? If you chose this option, keep in mind that a WiFi Dongle is a plug and play device that functions as a receiver for your controller. **IMPORTANT: This Dongle can ONLY receive 2.4, NOT 5ghz!  Click here... 


    TAP MOBILE from SDS Industries

    Make your firings a smoother and easier process with TAP Controller's Mobile App. Remote monitor your firings with by-the-minute updates. TAP Mobile has the ability to make it easy to create, modify and update schedules remotely. Best of all, you can get push notifications about schedule step advancement, firing completion, and error conditions. Download the TAP Mobile app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, and begin monitoring your kiln remotely!

    Follow the steps below to get started!

    1. Once you have downloaded the TAP Mobile app, tap "Create Account" at the bottom of your screen.

    2. Enter your personal information.

    3. To add your kiln, click the bottom right "+", add Kiln Name and UID (to find your UID info, on your TAP Controller, tap "Menu", then "Settings", and "Network")

    4. Once you have added your kiln, you are ready to monitor your firings!

    Watch their live demo below and learn how to monitor your firings with the TAP Mobile App! 


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    Genesis 2.0/Genesis Mini 1120 from the Bartlett Instrument Company

    The Genesis Model 2.0 and the Genesis Mini have a modern and intuitive user platform with touch-screen technology for an effortless user interface. It can store up to 12 custom user programs with up to 32 segments per program and has the ability to make adjustment during a firing such as add segments, add temperature, and skip segments. Additionally, the easy-to-follow screen descriptions and graphical display of the firing process, allow the Genesis kiln controller to make firing kilns extremely straightforward. The Genesis Mini Model 1120 unit comes with all the great features of the Genesis 2.0 but in a small package, with a modern and intuitive design. **The model 1120 directly replaces the Autofire®️ Express and Sentry Xpress controllers made by Orton.

    This controller is available on most Evenheat, Olympic, Seattle Pottery Supply, and Paragon kilns. Not to confuse the issue any further, the new Genesis 2.0 kiln controller is known as the "Sentinel Smart Touch" on Paragon kilns or "Icon+" on Evenheat kilns. Same great controller, just a different name.

    Need more information... download the Genesis 2.0/Genesis Mini 1120 Product Manual.


    Bartlett KilnAid Phone App

    With Barlett introducing new modern and intuitive user platform interfaces. Comes along their newest kiln monitoring app! Monitor your Bartlett Genesis controller with the Kiln Aid Phone app. All you have to do is download the Kiln Aid phone app from your Google Play Store or Apple App Store, add your kiln, and begin monitoring as your kiln progresses through a firing.

    Dont have an account with Bartlett yet? Follow these steps to get you started! Click here!

    Watch Bartlett's tutorial below on how to set up the KilnAid App to your Genesis controller!

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    Icon (Spark) Controller by Evenheat

    The Icon is built around Bartlett's new Spark platform and brings touchscreen design to the market at a lower price point.

    The Icon / Spark was rigorously field-tested by Bartlett, Evenheat and others over the latter course of 2023. Programming was found to be clean and simple. User interaction with the display was deemed excellent. As expected the Quiet Drive Solid State relay performed beautifully. In the end, victory.

    As with other Evenheat control designs, the Icon adds to the existing Spark control platform with improvements like Special Limits thermocouples for precise temperature sensing and non-metallic faceplates for excellent Wi-Fi reception for the Bartlett on-line App. The Icon brings outstanding value and performance to the marketplace.

    For more information on the Icon (Spark) visit Bartlett Instruments at