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MongooseMan
13th July 2014, 17:01
Spent the last 2 weekends putting together the various components required to have a temperature controlled fermentation chamber, along with remote monitoring (via a website).

(For background, I followed the instructions here (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/howto-make-brewpi-fermentation-controller-cheap-466106))

After much soldering, poking of fingers, and scratching of heads, my BrewPi fridge is doing its first test run (with the ever important task of regulating the temperature of a glass of water http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif)

Here are some pics:
All the various components:
http://www.gsmith.co.za/fridgepics/brewpi/Brewpi3.jpg
Arduino getting wired up:
http://www.gsmith.co.za/fridgepics/brewpi/Brewpi5.jpg
My sensor extension solution (Cat5 network cabling):
http://www.gsmith.co.za/fridgepics/brewpi/Brewpi1.jpg

MongooseMan
13th July 2014, 17:02
Hooking up the relay:
http://www.gsmith.co.za/fridgepics/brewpi/Brewpi2.jpg
Sticking it in the project box:
http://www.gsmith.co.za/fridgepics/brewpi/Brewpi6.jpg

MongooseMan
13th July 2014, 17:04
Sticking everything on top of the fridge:
http://www.gsmith.co.za/fridgepics/brewpi/Brewpi8.jpg
My temporary heating solution, while I wait for my reptile heater to arrive:
http://www.gsmith.co.za/fridgepics/brewpi/Brewpi11.jpg



And finally, running the first test profile:
http://www.gsmith.co.za/fridgepics/brewpi/Brewpi13.jpg

AtronSeige
14th July 2014, 08:52
Cool!

I might pick your brain on this at a later stage. My Pi was decommissioned as an entertainment centre and needs to do something.

JohnDoe
14th July 2014, 12:38
Very nice? How is the globe working for you? Do you have an air circulation fan to get a even temp all around?

MongooseMan
14th July 2014, 17:32
Very nice? How is the globe working for you? Do you have an air circulation fan to get a even temp all around?

The globe is temporary, I've got a ceramic reptile heater on the way from eBay.
That said, the 60w globe seems to work just fine.

I don't have a fan, might investigate that at some point.