Author Topic: Open ArdBir - single vessel BIAB/RIMS controller arduino based  (Read 8924 times)

Offline arzaman

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Let me introduce myself, I'm David Italian homebrewer since long time and active member of the ArdBir Team

I would like to add just some information about this exciting project that has reached a very advanced and professional stage.

The project
Open Ardbir is largely inspired by the original project formerly Braudino from Stephen Mathison and then upgraded and modified by Mike Wilson under the Mike’s Brewery appellation and is been completely reviewed by Max Nevi and Italian team (Alessio, Davide, Luciano, Luigi, Piero, Savio)
Lot of enachement and new features have been introduced and a dedicate HW board “all in one” based on AtMega328 is also available.

What is Open ArdBir ?
Open ArdBir is Open source platform for brewing process control and automation based on Arduino. The platform is intended for single vessel RIMS system and BIAB process.
The controller automates all the phases: from mashing to boiling and hops addition providing all the capability to both beginners and advanced homebrewers. The system is interactive and programmable and can be configured via 4 push buttons and LCD display provides all relevant information in all phases.

Here a functionl diagram with main components

Arduino Uno run the control process implementing PID+PWM control and mange keyboard and 20x4 LCD
The temperature probe provide the imput and a dedicated HW controls 3 outputs
  • PWM out for SSR relay controlling heating elemnt
    Digital Out for relay controlling recirculating pump
    Digital out to drive a piezo buzzer

A specific shield has been developed in order to connect temperature probe, SSR relay for heating element, Pump relay, buzzer as well as LCD display (16x2 and 20x3) and 4 push buttons

What are the feature and Function ?

Feature and Functions (Version 2.8.3-RC)

  • Fully automatic and Manual mode
    Gas or Electric Heating configuration
    Full Configurable PID/PWM and process parameter
    Full configurable Unit parameter
    Full configurable Step Mash (temp/duration)
    Full configurable Boil and Hop Additions
    PID temperature control algorithm
    PWM heating power control
    Whirlpool and Cooling
    Recipe managing and storing/load
    Multi HW support (LCD 16x2 and 20x4)
    Delayed start
    Process Pause/recover
    Scale Temp (°C-°F)
    Multi Language support (Italian,English,Spanish,Portuguese;Russian;Norwegian):
    Compiled on Arduino V1.6
    GNU V2 software license

Where can I find more details?

All details of the project are reported on our public FB page, with “like” you stay tuned with the project and supporting community

Source code is available trough Github

user manual available on our repository as well PCB and schematic and last SW version

you tube channel

Hope you like the project and you can support us !

Offline arzaman

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 09:11:27 PM »
Even during summer holiday ArdBir team has not stopped design and engineering

we are very proud to announce the reals of a new version of the control board..after the all-in-one the ArdBir NANO a  new PCB with “piggy” Arduino NANO MCU

the final result is a ultra compact board, more powerful (more I/O), easy to build and low cost (single side PCB and all trough hole component)

what do you think about?

In a few days we are going to deliver CAD file an BoM