This should probably be 2 separate posts, and if needed, I’m happy to split them up.
First - I’m using the BrewPi Spark v2 hardware, and using a Ubuntu 18.04 machine as my base rather than a rPi. I have an rPi 3b v2 but with the ubuntu machine close by and so much faster, it was my preferred on the BrewPi so I was intending to stick with it in the new BrewBlox. On with my issues…
BrewBlox won’t connect:
I initially upgraded to the BrewBlox stack from BrewPi, and initially things were working well. I had gotten to the point where I could see my OneWire thermometers and was playing around trying to learn how to configure my fridge. I never quite got to setting up my Heating/Cooling SSRs, but I could see temperatures and was making progress. I left for a few days but when I came back, I was no longer seeing any devices connected. The Spark was no longer connected. I played around on my own and have only made things worse.
Initially, on the Services/Spark Controller tab, Service Running had a green check, but Controller Connected and Service Ready were red. I’m not sure why the controller was no longer visible. I tried via USB, and the Spark has a WiFi address and slow blinks blue. The screen said to check logs, but I couldn’t tell where those logs were stored.
I was impatient and tried deleting and starting from scratch to re-install the whole BrewBlox stack, but that put me further behind. Now Service Running is also red and I can’t see anything wrong. In Portainer, I see 8 containers running with the brewblox pre-fix. All of them have a _1 post-fix.
Can’t revert to BrewPi:
After fumbling around and trying to repeatedly restart, re-install, and try to figure out what was wrong, I decided perhaps it’s better to revert back to BrewPi…
Uninstalling BrewBlox and restarting the BrewPi container, I then went into the BrewPi contain console and tried to run python utils/updateFirmware.py. But I was not able to get the updater to connect to using DFU. I would just get a pulse every second or so saying couldn’t connect. Eventually I had to ctrl-C and move on. I tried various iterations of reset and setup buttons but wasn’t able to get it back to the older firmware.
Now I’m back to the BrewBlox stack. Spark connected to WiFi, and USB disconnected (but close by and easily reconnected). Not sure what my next step should be, forward or backward.
The link to the Log output is here (I wish I saw that on my first pass through!):
(btw - if you put a single quote (i.e. can’t) in the initial prompt for creating the log dump, it fails with a unterminated quote error.)