This post continues my discussion of Node-RED for brewing applications. In it I discuss my personal brewing dashboard and it’s features.
I spent about 2 years using CraftBeerPi 3.0 as the software running my Raspberry Pi brewery controller. During this time I have written a handful of plugins to enhance or extend the functionality of the software.
I’ve been using a Raspberry Pi to control my brewery for awhile. I was growing tired of trying to arrange components and solder wires on prototyping boards every time I wanted to make a system change. Messy and not that fun. PCB design on the other hand could be perfected on a computer, and ordered/printed for cheap. They are also easy to share with others.
Doug Edey, the creator of Strangebrew Elsinore has been busy overhauling his popular opensource brewery control software. This update, his largest yet, is a complete redesign of the control interface using Bootstrap 4.
Rather than post a detailed breakdown of my own panel, I decided to put together a build of a slightly leaner and cheaper panel. This one will cost $200-300 depending on your residency. Please read my other post about electrical safety before considering a build of this sort.