Tilt™ Pi v2 (Raspberry Pi SD Card Image Download)
Tilt Pi version 2 released January 2018. Tilt Pi is a server that logs your Tilt readings and runs on the popular Raspberry Pi 3 (including the new model "B+") and Zero W out of the box with no additional hardware (both have WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0+ / BLE). It also works on Raspberry Pi 2 with WiFi and BLE adapters. The easiest way to get started is to download our free Tilt Pi image, write it to an 8GB or more SD card, and insert into a Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero W.
The Tilt Pi is primarily designed for logging. If you would like to hook your Raspberry Pi to an HDMI monitor check out our HDMI version here.
- The disk image will automatically startup and log data upon boot, however to customize the system, "pi" is the username and "tilt" is the password.
- Once you start up the Tilt Pi disk image, you can access your Tilt Pi dashboard by going to http://tiltpi.local:1880/ui from most phones or computers on the same WiFi network.
- After going to the Tilt Pi dashboard we recommend updating the Tilt Pi software by going to the menu under System->Update App (Flow).
To facilitate WiFi and cloud logging setup, we have included a "SETUP.html" file on the SD card. So after making your SD card on a laptop or desktop computer, locate the file "SETUP.html" on the SD card named "boot". This file will guide you through creating the configuration files to copy over your SD card to get your Tilt Pi going. Once configured it will connect to your local WiFi network and you'll receive an email with a link to your cloud data log as well as link to your Tilt Pi dashboard to change settings, calibrate, and view data on your local network. If you have had trouble with reliable logging on one of your tablet or phone devices in the past, this is a great option. We do not sell the Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero W, however there are many options online to purchase in the region you are in. Costs for a basic set up should be under US $40. We plan to make continual improvements on this platform:
Items in bold are new to version 2:
- Reliable cloud and local logging using built-in Bluetooth and WiFi wireless technology. Now includes automatic backup for restoring system after power outage.
- Streamlined WiFi and cloud setup using Mac or PC. Once the SD card is configured on a PC/Mac and inserted into the Raspberry Pi, the system starts logging data immediately upon boot up. Set up logging on 8 Tilt hydrometers prior to starting up the Tilt Pi.
- Familiar dashboard similar to iPhone / Android app and is accessible anywhere on connected local WiFi network via standard web browser.
- Variable cloud logging intervals (Google Sheets or others) as well as local logging intervals with intervals as short as 6 seconds or as long as 1 hour.
- USB drive compatibility to copy log files upon insertion of usb stick.
- SG and temperature calibration: Simplified calibration interface and improve ability to enter and edit individual points.
- Celsius, Fahrenheit, Plato, Brix, and SG options.
- Link to Google Sheet directly from the main display. Just click on the display to go straight to your Google Sheet log.
- Downloaded Tilt Pi SD card image file from Baron Brew. Get it here.
- PC, Mac, or Linux computer to configure SD card.
- Micro SD card, 8GB or more.
- SD Card Reader for above computer.
- Chrome or Firefox.
- Etcher for ‘burning’ an SD Card. Get it here.
- Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero W. Purchase here or any other retailer. Required accessories include a usb charging cable and AC adapter.