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Old 11-30-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default BRew Rig Software Design

Firstly thanks all for looking. I'm beginning the works of building and designing a semi-automated brew rig using an Arduino, some valves, some temp sensors, etc. Unfortunately I am the first one to admit that I am not very creative. I can do all of the wiring and most of the programming but when it comes to making things look pretty I'm terrible (no comments please :-) ). I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for how I should lay out the GUI of the software program.

I like John Beere's GUI that he uses here- http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/deep...-v2-0-a-79435/ but I would like to expand on that and maybe add some pictures of the three keggles that I have and show the volume maybe. Anyone have any other suggestions or help?

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Old 11-30-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
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Here's what I have so far.

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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It appears your kegs may leak...
I think this one looks pretty good.

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:29 AM   #4
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Thanks, that one does look good. I'll make sure I look at those kegs before I put them into service :-)

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You might want to make an icon for each value you wish to display, then move them around until you find a configuration that makes the data easy to read.

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pencil and paper is what I use.

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pencil and paper is what I use.
pfft... that is so analog...



op- check out advancedhmi.com
the interface is very nice, easy to build. only downside is the hardware support is geared twoards scada type systems (expensive industrial stuff). might be able to get some ideas though.
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klyph- Yeah I think I may give that a shot tonight. I'm afraid that I want too many things for the space I have.

lehr- Damn that's shiny. Very nice

Audger- Thanks, that looks pretty good. I have the C-More software which has a bunch of HMI components, I would like to use them but I can't figure out where the images are stored.

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I am making my own custom GUI for a Labview front panel. The images are made using Power Point which actually is quite flexible for creating decent looking images and windows. Below is a mockup of what I plan to build. Let me know and I can provide the .pptx file if you want to play around.

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I am making my own custom GUI for a Labview front panel. The images are made using Power Point which actually is quite flexible for creating decent looking images and windows. Below is a mockup of what I plan to build. Let me know and I can provide the .pptx file if you want to play around.
Pretty cool.. I was thinking about doing something like that. My plan was to have it be modular, so I could use it to control my smoker, brewing, sous vide, and anything else I come up with.
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