Thanks I’ll try. I’m brewing this weekend so going to use it without a back up.Everything should be in the disk image. At this point I'd suggest plugging a keyboard and monitor into the Pi and seeing what occurs when it boots up on the copied card. It could be a bad card or something.
Thanks. In hearing everyone’s replies it seems like I may have a bad SD card because otherwise seems like I am doing the other steps correctly.Yes - Windows only, but there has to be a Linux or Mac equivalent.
I've used either SD card and have no differences or trouble on either one. Doesn't matter which one is installed to run Fermentrack.
It's not really a backup, but a clone of the SD card at the time when I do the "backup" - an exact copy.
Done correctly, it should work. You’ll probably want to get a keyboard and monitor on there to see what’s going on.When I try the cloned SD card the rPi is not found in my list of devices on my home network and the usual IP address isn’t responding.
Is there something about fermentrack that prevents the back up? Do the WiFi settings have to be reconfigured after a backup?
Hey there - BrewPiLess is a different project - the thread is over here: [email protected], no need of RPI and Arduino.@Thorrak please redirect me if on wrong thread but can't find a brewpiless thread.
I have struggled with a decent signal from my ispindel out of my ferment fridge, bargain stainless steel one but a good enough cage to stop regular wifi to my access point / router upstairs. Works great if i park a second router outside the fridge but trailing cables a pain.
I saw this ( briefly discussed on the ispindel thread about month ago )
Translation from spanish not super good but enough, I wanted to use this to have a fermentation controller ( not got the relays for that yet ) and also as a WIFI relay/booster and another gadget with the display.DIY: Aprende como montar un repetidor para el iSpindel con pantalla Oled donde puedes ver todos los datos de la fermentación.pizzvopyfgp6oerh6v5bvte344-ac4c6men2g7xr2a-diyhomebrewers-com.translate.goog
I assembled it last pm and installed the software my first efforts unsuccessful until I swapped out the esp8266 for another and then it was recognised and all loaded okay.
I have managed to get a test ispindel to connect to it and see temp and gravity change.
But what I also want to do is use it as an access point for the other ispindels which use brewspy.
I can see the brewpiless network and can log onto it with a device such as phone but can't get any WWW access from there.
I have set a fixed ip for the repeater on my network but am at a loss at the network aspects.
Gravity-based beer profiles are coming (though I won't promise when)!I've just moved from Brewpiless (due to constantly losing wifi and a lack of support and development) and have moved to fermentrack.
Aside from losing a few things I really liked on BPL like beer profiles via gravity (amazing for lagers and the fact I work away) and auto spunding, I'm finding fermentrack to be a much nicer, prettier, and more importantly, stable, environment.
One thing I don't seem to be able to find though, is where I can change the chamber's maximum temperature.
Currently, it seems that 30C is as high as it can go and as I use this for beer and spirits, the ability to ferment at 35+ is nice.
Does anyone know where I can change this?
Wow, now that's some developer support!Gravity-based beer profiles are coming (though I won't promise when)!
Unfortunately, I don't recall off the top of my head whether the min/max temp settings are part of the "control settings" options (which is user-configurable but isn't currently exposed in Fermentrack) or part of the hard-coded temps in the firmware. If it's the former, then I can try to expose that in Fermentrack & allow for control. If it's the latter, then you'll need a recompiled firmware with different temp limits.
Unfortunately, I'm on vacation with a laptop that doesn't have my BrewPi firmware development environment loaded on it and can't check easily to let you know - tag me again this coming Sunday when I'm back and I'll take a look and find out.
Considering the prevalence of Kveik and other high temp yeasts, perhaps raising that cap across the board might be a good idea?Unfortunately, I don't recall off the top of my head whether the min/max temp settings are part of the "control settings" options (which is user-configurable but isn't currently exposed in Fermentrack) or part of the hard-coded temps in the firmware. If it's the former, then I can try to expose that in Fermentrack & allow for control. If it's the latter, then you'll need a recompiled firmware with different temp limits.
Well that's embarassing.
Yes, but I’m not at home to ship them out at the moment, unfortunately.
Cheers for that. I was looking at this board here as I dont need the level shifter.
The mosfet and 10ks are the level shifter.Cheers for that. I was looking at this board here as I dont need the level shifter.
But what is all of this for as I never used any of those components on my last build?
Ahh ok so dont need the mosfet and 10ks then as I dont use the level shifter.The mosfet and 10ks are the level shifter.
The capacitors are decoupling caps - they’re optional, but highly recommended.
The 2.2k resistor is the pull-up for the temp sensor - I guarantee you had one of these (or a 4.7k) as they’re required for the temp sensors to work.
Ok thanks for that. I will give it a shot.Set the relays for Low Active.
Then configure the GPIO pins that drive the relays for "inverted".
LEDs D3 and D4 will light when their respective relays are activated when the end to end setup is properly configured.
Most relay modules are Low Active, period, which is why the gui offers the option of inverting the relay controls...
I’ve made 2 temp controllers before with fermentrack installed in a ras-berry Pi so I’m basically just building this one the same. I got all my info for it from this thread . Other than that I’ve never really seen a build guide.