I actually have no idea what is going on if I am being honest. I was running BrewPi. I don’t get to brew often and about 9 months ago when I brewed my BrewPi setup was not working right. I just started over and it was fine. When that ferment was done I just turned the temp adjustments off and walked away. Then the past weekend I tried to connect via attached monitor and the webpage would freeze half loaded, show the 2 temps and was not controllable. So…that beer is in the basement not in temp control…
I come to the BrewPi site and find BrewBlox…great I think…a new system…let’s do this! Cause when it worked…BrewPi was awesome.
Everything seemed to go fine until I was flashing my Spark and got the message below. Now the screen is lit but blank and if I navigate through a browser to the rasp pi IP I get connection refused. Please help. I am not a linux guy, but I follow instruction really well.
INFO Flashing Spark…
Flashing System 1 file…
Flashing System 2 file…
Flashing Firmware file…
Error writing firmware: dfu-util: Invalid DFU suffix signature
dfu-util: A valid DFU suffix will be required in a future dfu-util release!!!
dfu-util: Error during download get_status
Command ‘docker run -it --rm --privileged brewblox/firmware-flasher:rpi-edge flash’ returned non-zero exit status 1.
Instruction below for how this should work, but while going through them again, my device refuses to connect. I’m getting the suspicion that Particle broke things on their end. You may want to try anyway to verify.
Instructions for connecting your device to the Particle cloud:
Run brewblox-ctl wifi if you haven’t already to connect your Spark to your home network.
In the app, log in, and then choose to setup a Photon. You will need to hold down the setup button your Spark. It can be accessed using a bent paperclip.
My wifi is flaky in the garage. I wonder if the receiver is just having trouble picking up the signal. If I disconnect the device and probes from it and bring it all inside to eliminate that as a potential issue should it still work?
I will try the suggested items as soon as I have a free minute.
So I have made progress. I ran the first update command that Elco provided and during that update the SSH connection dropped and I couldn’t reconnect. I brought it all inside the house and plugged it in and the spark picked up an IP address and has blank squares and says it can be edited in the web interface. That seems like progress to me. I will work on it more over the next days, but wanted to send a thanks before I turned in for the night.