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Nordic passion for nature and technology

I am fantasizing on starting to brew beer, and I have made a trial attempt using a five liter BrewBarrel but it did not go all according to plan.

I will be trying again with proper equipment once I have a space suitable for it. The recipes I will be using, will be originating from old Viking traditions, currently carried on by the Icelandic people.

Source: https://blog.adafruit.com/2014/03/07/brew-perfect-beer-with-help-from-the-raspberry_pi-piday-raspberrypi/

I will also try to modernize the process, using a Raspberry Pi or Arduino to control and manage the timings, temperature etc. I’m excited for this, as I love beer.

I want to have the entire brewing process monitored using Prometheus, Grafana and maybe Loki/Cortex.

I’m fascinating by technology, yet still we are heavily dependant on land based farming for growing our food. Land based farming takes a huge portion of our water consumption per year, and has a huge potential for successful modernization.

I want to become independent, and grow my own vegetables, herbs and chillies to use for my daily needs. I could even brew my own beer, make my own liqours or cooking oils/sauces with self grown vegetables.

The plan is to start testing out a small drip system, and possibly a nutrient film technique once the drip system is working perfectly.

Planned project start: June 2020
Phase: Building and testing of hydroponics. No technology.

Planning phase:

Pipe pieces needed:
110mm diameter sewage/drainage pipe (main tray / drainage)
110mm to 50mm transition (smaller and easier)
50mm 87* bend (bend drainage down)


I don’t have a drivers license yet, but I’m working on it, still… I can’t help but be fascinated by the possibilities this gives me. I want to set up a Raspberry Pi with the RS485 CAN HAT or similar systems to interface with the vehicles Controller Area Network system to extract a variety of metrics related to the vehicles health and usage. The goal, will most likely be to extract from a Tesla, but for testing purposes, any vehicle will work.