Ruuvitag-logger and viewer on Raspberry Pi 3


@Andre_Norrback Could you help here?


Finally looping back because I’m tired of being tethered. I tried a few resources, most directed me to the method shown here. When I hover over the network connection tray icon it says “br0: Departed,” and I have no network access even with an ethernet cable connected. Rebooting always results in br0 coming back. I recall also trying to edit the network configuration files with no luck. @otso or @Andre_Norrback can you help?



It’s probably easiest to setup the Pi from scratch with these instructions


Great. Thanks. I had those instructions from scattered posts and it’s handy to have them in one place. Also maybe I’m missing out on some nice utility of the basal setup. What’s the purpose of having it set up as a hotspot?



The image is setup as a hotspot because it allows people to connect to it and view the data without finding the IP address of the Pi from a router or a network scan.


Hi Otso,
A real beginner here…
I have an Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and tried to follow the instructions that you linked to.
I installed the latest version of Rasbian Stretch release date 2018-10-09
Got Grafana and InfluxDB working toghter but I can not get RuuviCollector to work, I totally lost with with it.
Is it possible that someone can make an ISO image for me for the latest version of Pi?



We’ll update the image at some point, but I can’t promise exact schedule.
What is your issue with the RuuviCollector?


Tanks for fast replay.
My problem seems to be with HCIDump and HCITool. You have to remeber that I’m a totally green with this so there can other things also.
So perhaps the fastest solution for me would be to buy a P 2 or 3B?



Have you checked the instructions on how to run HCItool without sudo?


Jep, perhaps I will try to start allover again to be sure I got all other parts installed correct and not messed up with wrong paths and so


No luck with anything I tried…
Ruuviberry images, different versions… no luck
Installing one by one… no luck

So my question is: Is it the easiest way for me to buy Raspberry pi 2?


Hello, the latest image runs on Pi 3B (Not 3B+)


I noticed that, sometimes it’s not a good thing to buy the latest toy…
At least I have learned a lot even if I do not have anything up and running :smile:
Have to buy a Pi3B so I can start logging.
Thank you all for all advices and help


Not being a pro, I spent hours with the ruuviberry image…ony to finally find out here that it doesnt’ work with the latest 3B+.
What about adding a note in the blog?
It’s a trap for dummies today.


Thanks for the feedback, I added a note


Hi, now I has more questions…
I installed the Ruuviberry image and everything works… but when I wanted to move the Pi to a better location ( better signals from the tags) and unpluged the networkcabel… I has no Wifi connection and I could not figure out how to add it.
So please can somebody help me. I really don’t need the Pi to act as an access point…



fastest way is to setup the image with these instructions


Ok, everything else is clear for me but installing Ruuvicollector so it works as it should give me problems…Install this,change this… do I need docker… I will try again and see if I get it working. I’m in very beginning of my learning curve.If you don’t hear from me, I got it working or throwned the Pi out of the window :slight_smile:


One question more, can I save my RuuviTag data so I can import them back when I have installed everything again on the Pi?


You don’t need docker with RuuviCollector.
You can backup the InfluxDB, Influx has the instructions for backups. You can also export the data as JSON from grafana