I have a brewpi photon with version 0.2.11 I bought back in August and am just now getting around to setting it up. If I don’t want data logging and just want a basic temp controller do I need the raspberry pi? Also how would I go about setting up the Brewpi without a raspberry pi? when I plug in the brewpi I get the test screen, I push the setup button but it does nothing. -thanks.
Well, technically, you don’t need to spent money on a raspberry pi, but Dan is right, you need something. I installed the latest version of Ubuntu linux (free) on and old laptop. I went through the manual online setup instructions but it’s possible the auto script will work too (wish I would have tried that just to see if it would work). Anyway, that’s one “free” was around the raspberry pi.
Yup, those are the instructions I followed. I recall there being one issue with the instructions where something didn’t follow but I figured it out. A lot of commands to type but for the most part it went pretty smoothly and finished it in an evening.
Yup, that was it. The user “pi” doesn’t exist at that point (as far as I can tell) so you get that error. I used the commands at the top of that page (where you add the user brewpi) and basically did the same commands except replaced “pi” where it says “brewpi”.
Honestly, I don’t know if it was necessary or not to have a user “pi” but that’s what I did.
When I go to /home/pi (the pi user location) there are no files in there, so, again, not sure what purpose it has. I’m really new at this too so hopefully someday I’ll understand all this a little more.
Hope the rest of the way goes well!
Bringing up an old thread… Is the Raspberry (or other linux server) only needed for configuration with the current software version? Will I be able to control the BrewPi remotely from the web gui without a linux server of some sort?