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Old 09-28-2013, 07:26 PM   #31
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I'm in the same boat as you. After doing lots of research and talking to a past employee that runs the raspberry pi program. The chalkboard monitor seemed to be the best choice. From the impression I got from the adfruit monitor, I would have to config the display to work properly with the RPI. I really wanted something that would work effortlessly. (The more crap that doesn't work perfectly, the more hectic a brew day could be).

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:45 AM   #32
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What did you have to send ponoko to get the cover cut? Also what are you planning for the rest of the enclosure. Im looking to redo my entire enclosure and curious how you got that done and what was the cost

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #33
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@Adeering
The cost for the material + cut with Ponoko here in Italy was around Euros 20,00, convert it in USD and you should have a comparable value for your US cost.
If you take a look at my post #13 in this thread, you'll find the .eps files sent to ponoko for the cut. Feel free to use them if you may need.
In my post #1 you'll see the chosen steel enclosure, heavy and big enough to have all the components well placed inside.

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Old 10-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #34
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Thanks for the reply, i might have missed it, but do you have any pics of the enclosure with the new lid on it? Also how did you attach the panel?

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Old 10-09-2013, 05:30 AM   #35
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Great thanks. Now the hamster wheels are in overdrive. Guess I can sleep some other night. Could you use the beagle board?

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Old 10-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #36
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When you got the panel back did you just cut the front of your enclosure open and bolt the new piece on?

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@Adeering and Kickflip: I've not cut the front panel yet, but I'll do it making some holes for bolts. If you see my design, there are holes in the new front panel just for that.

@ReuFroman: Raspberry PI or Beagleboard would have been the same, I'm sure also that nice object would well do its job. All the brewing processes will be managed by the Opentroller, the RPI has been introduced to improve the stand alone usability of the system.

Currently I have some troubles with my Opentroller DX1, the ethernet interface is not working in the standard way, as expected for the board. Talking with oscsys team to find a suitable solution in order to proceed with this build.

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Old 10-24-2013, 02:22 AM   #38
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Ok this RPI is pissing me off... I cant get it to connect wirelessly and live.brewtroller.com wont operate properly. What did you do to get brewtroller looking and functioning properly?

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Ok this RPI is pissing me off... I cant get it to connect wirelessly and live.brewtroller.com wont operate properly. What did you do to get brewtroller looking and functioning properly?
What is the problem with connecting to the RPi wirelessly? Can you connect to it in headless way using SSH/Putty over an ethernet connection to your LAN? Are you using a WiFi USB dongle (e.g. Edimax) to connect?
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What is the problem with connecting to the RPi wirelessly? Can you connect to it in headless way using SSH/Putty over an ethernet connection to your LAN? Are you using a WiFi USB dongle (e.g. Edimax) to connect?
I managed to get the brewtroller live to work, but the wireless is pissing me off. I am using a LB link wireless usb adapter that is supposed to work with the PI. it keeps bumping me out after trying to connect
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