I’m just going to be completely honest with you.
- I was never able to execute a recipe on the V1 (not to say you couldn’t, just I’m not one to help you).
- You must install the OS first (Raspian/NOOBS) then you install openag_brain. V2 uses “docker” which is a way to manage versions and run updates, I have not been succesfull at installing via docker to date.
- Recipes are loaded through the UI.
I know exactly what you’re going through. Right now there isn’t a stable release of the V2 software until they finish testing (few more weeks?). That being said, when it does come it is going to be pretty complicated. If you don’t have any experience with software you will find it extremely difficult. I suggest reaching out to some other people locally (try and find someone on here even to help).
The other option, is to try to use our MVP software stack. I don’t mean to send you in a totally different direction, but this is exactly why we developed the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) PFC. It is a much simpler software stack (also less capabilities) that is more approachable to those with little to no experience with software.
Check out that software stack here: https://github.com/webbhm/OpenAg-MVP
Here is what the user interface looks like: http://openagbloom.ddns.net:8080/
You may have some difficulties adapting the software to work with the V1 (different temp/humidity sensor) but things like light relay, thermostat regulation, should be already a part of it. It will definitely be easier to find someone who can help you with python, than to try to learn ROS/Python/Docker/JSON/firmware flashing, especially if none of these terms are even familiar to you.