First of all, thank you for buying a BrewPi Spark! Your support means a lot to us and it helps us to continue improving our brewing software.
We are currently moving most of our documentation to a new wiki at wiki.brewpi.com. The information might still be incomplete still in places, but please don’t hesitate to point out what we’re missing or even better: fill in the missing info yourself. You only need to register for an account on the wiki to start editing pages.
The BrewPi Hardware Test screen
Your BrewPi Spark shipped the firmware in test mode. We use this mode to confirm that the controller works correctly before it ships. Test mode auto-detects connected temperature sensors and lets you toggle the digital outputs on the controller. You can also use the test mode to confirm that all your sensors and your heaters and coolers are working when you have built them into your fridge.
You can power the BrewPi Spark with a 12V adapter or with a micro USB power supply. If you are wiring your own sensors, we recommend to use only a 5V USB power supply until you are sure you have connected everything correctly. Not having 12V in the system reduces the chances of damaging something.
Please refer to your fridge hacking guide on how to wire the SSRs inside your fridge. The fridge hacking guide has been made with our old Arduino based controller, but the process of wiring the SSRs is still the same. We have plans to do a big ‘My BrewPi build’ showoff in a separate area of the wiki, so if you want to share your build make a lot of photos!
Five green connectors for the outputs have been included. With these connectors you do not need to strip your wires. Just insert the cable and push in the orange part. The sticker on the back of the controller shows which pin is plus and which is minus.
For configuring your sensors and heater/cooler, please copy the device list example here: http://docs.brewpi.com/after-install/device-configuration.html
This configuration is done via the web interface. Setting up the BrewPi web server is described on the wiki.