It is the first time I write and I have read many threads but I can not find an answer for this specific problem.
I am a Brewpi user with: RPI3 (RevC) + arduino UNO + tuned refrigerator from 3 years ago. It took me a lot of work to prepare everything, especially to tune the refrigerator, and I’ve been working very well with brewpi all this time.
The problem is that the Rpi3 SDcard is damaged and I lost the backup! I bought a new card but I have been trying for a few days to get a copy of Noobs compatible with Brewpi-arduino-Rpi3.
The problem is not to change or buy Spark … is that the system I had was cheap, efficient and I have everything ready to connect and take advantage of it.
So I would need a link to a noobs / iso compatible with my Raspberry Pi3 + arduino.
I have tried many things but finally the summary:
NOOBS + wheezy present rainbow problem in boot (I suppose that by incompatibility with Rpi3).
NOOBS + Jessie seems that everything is fine, but it presents an error when executing ‘sudo ./install.sh’ and gives error: 4 libraries are missing php5 + libapache2. (ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR ERROR).
Any help will be welcome (links to download pls) and TY in advance.
Thank you very much Elco, the procedure is very well explained.
I have followed all the steps with great care without errors, but finally when I open the Chromium browser in RPI it is not possible to contact arduino: the typical msg appears in brewpi: “Can not receive LCD text from Phyton script”.
When entering “maintenance panel” + “device configuration” + “Refresh device list” (checked “read values”)
it is not possible to see devices: after a while there is a msg "Error while receiving device configuration: SyntaxError: Unexpected token C in JSON at position 0".
On the main screen of Brewpi, on the right, it shows "Script not running!" and it is not possible to activate it.
I have no spark (only arduino).
I have to do the whole procedure including the final part even though I do not have spark?
No errors and everything aparently works until the manual commands at the end (to make arduino compatible)…but all the errors appears when trying downgrade to legacy (as screen shows).
I repeated all procedure from the begining (format SDcard) and all again the same
Hi Bob. Thanks for responding. I’m excited about BrewBlox and definitely want to play with it. I spent a TON of time building this really cool fermentation controller with LCD screen and dial for the BrewPi and Arduino so I was really hoping to get it running again. I totally understand not supporting indefinitely. Just disappointed I can’t fix what I already have… Thanks again.
I totally understand you wanting to fix your existing configuration. Sadly, if you follow the install instructions for BrewPi Legacy (the Arduino version), you run into a bunch of other software versions that are no longer available, compatible, or supported.
If you want to stay close to your current hardware, you could take a look at the BrewPiLess fork. They use a ESP8266 controller, which is mostly pin compatible with the Arduino.
Take a look at BrewPi remix for a fork of the Arduino version that has been kept up to date a bit more.
The wiki is down because it was not up to date anymore and BrewPi remix or other forks at this point offer a better experience on Arduino.
Very much appreciated. I tabled the project waiting on some additional parts. I’m hoping to work on it in the next week. The BrewPi Remix site looks promising to at least get my legacy system back up and running. I’ve been looking at the Spark project builds people have been putting together and now I’m thinking I want to build one too!