I have lots of Raspberry Pi's/Arduinos - What to do?!

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PGEduardo

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Here's what I've got:

  • 3 Raspberry Pi Original Model B's (sadly ethernet version, but I do have one wireless USB dongle)
  • 2 Arduino Uno's
  • 2 Embedded Pi's (Triple play platform for Rasberry Pi, Arduino and 32-bit embedded ARM)
  • 2 Arduino Mega ADK for Android
  • A bunch of shields and breakout boards, LED's, buttons, motors, etc.

My first project will be a brewpi type fermentation chamber. From reading around, it seems like the RPi and Arduino Uno will fit the bill. I'm a bit confused by the Embedded Pi piece, and the concept of shields in general (https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-53007).

Is the Arduino Mega ADK of any use here, compared to the Uno? I've got an Arduino Protoshield, which looks like a build-your-own shield?

I've had this stuff sitting around for a couple of years and I'm finally getting around to learning how to use it (fiscal year-end spending at work)...

Thanks in advance for any pointers on the best path forward for this initial project, even if it's not the easiest path (I'm OK with hacking others' code, but not a dedicated developer myself...)

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BrewPi is limited wrt what types of Arduino chips are supported - and the 2560 family is not one of the supported devices.

Stick with the Uno (ATmega328) with one of the Model B RPi boards and you'll be off to a good start.

Then check out the various BrewPi threads extant on hbt:

Major BrewPi thread:
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=466106

Tweaks/Features/Add-Ons:

Add an LCD display and rotary encoder switch to BrewPi:
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=510036

BrewPi Over Bluetooth (RPi to Uno communications):
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=508151

BrewPi Over WiFi (RPi to Uno communications):
https://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=542296

Probably one or two more I've forgotten, but the above should be plenty to get started :)

Cheers!
 

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