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Old 08-15-2013, 02:47 PM   #21
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A Very Well Done Peice Of Art Work, What a Great Look!

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:23 PM   #22
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I wanted to do the same thing with the screen, do you think if I added the RPI and the touchscreen it wouldn't allow my to control off my iPad too?

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Old 09-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #23
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Hello guys,

still no time to proceed as I'd like, here ya go with the requested answers...

@kickflip: in order to use also your iPad, your RPI should act as a server. I still have to look at the new apps now available in the App Store interacting with the BrewTroller. In my mind a touchcreen is a real killer in such kind of cp. Let's see if and when I'll reach my targets!

@PLC-Guy: 100% on your statement, I've bought a metal backplane as cabinet option. Rails positioning for the DIN components will be one of the next step.

Hope to give updates quite soon...

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Old 09-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #24
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How did you get the RPI to interact with the Brewtroller as its ethernet module?

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:54 AM   #25
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How did you get the RPI to interact with the Brewtroller as its ethernet module?
You have to install in the RPI the following software:

- a lightweight web server (let's say Lighttpd is ok for that)

The RPI should operate as a gateway router, in order to talk in the right way with the brew troller. The brewtroller should be configured with a static IP and the same IP must be set in the web page of the brewtroller web app.

If you need to access the RPI web server from your iPad, so in wifi, I think you should add an usb wifi dongle to the RPI, connecting it to your wireless network. You access the RPI's IP from your Safari's iPad and you should see the brewtroller web app shown. Just be sure to put the brewtroller web app files in the main web server root, or another subfolder. Just remember to access the right folder or subfolder.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #26
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You have to install in the RPI the following software:

- a lightweight web server (let's say Lighttpd is ok for that)

The RPI should operate as a gateway router, in order to talk in the right way with the brew troller. The brewtroller should be configured with a static IP and the same IP must be set in the web page of the brewtroller web app.

If you need to access the RPI web server from your iPad, so in wifi, I think you should add an usb wifi dongle to the RPI, connecting it to your wireless network. You access the RPI's IP from your Safari's iPad and you should see the brewtroller web app shown. Just be sure to put the brewtroller web app files in the main web server root, or another subfolder. Just remember to access the right folder or subfolder.
Wow thank you so much for the detailed response! this will really help me out a lot.

When you mounted the monitor, why didnt you just drill through the plastic edge of the monitor?
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This is quite an amazing build, nice work!

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Old 09-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #28
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Wow thank you so much for the detailed response! this will really help me out a lot.

When you mounted the monitor, why didnt you just drill through the plastic edge of the monitor?

If you mean the bt lcd display, I'd prefer to have it full protected with an acrylic layer, it's not touchscreen...

As soon as I have time to test the two boards together I'll post here an update. I'd also suggest you to take a look at the recent updates in brewtroller world, I've seen there is now an app available on App Store. Maybe with just a couple of bucks you have something ready you may need.

https://itunes.apple.com/gw/app/brew...592823684?mt=8
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I'm sorry I ment the display from chalkboard. I was going to buy the one from adfruit but they where sold out

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Ok, not sure mine is the perfect solution, but had a look at the touchscreen ad thought this approach could be less stressfull for the display. Think about it as a first build so complex for me, so until I find the final stage it could be needed a build-test-correctwhatswrong approach...

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