Author Topic: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A  (Read 9997 times)

Offline tangmonster

manual override channel
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2017, 07:58:37 AM »
Hi All

I am running a wellpoint pump on my channel one of my board. My wife wants a local simple override so she can fill buckets of water with it to water some pot plants.

For those with gardners or people who don't want to use a smart phone connected to your network you can simply put a local manual override switch for channels.

note the purple wires running from channel 1 and the TOP input pin to the toggle switch at the bottom of the enclosure. Take note the bottom pin on the input is the common input so do not use that pin.

I have also drawn the wiring in red for reference.

Obviously this can be used for Any number of channels.






Offline xrapidx

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2017, 06:06:52 PM »
Tomorrow is finally d-day for me.  :rubhands:

Here is my current Hunter wiring (C is the common wire for the valves) P is for the Master value (or I'm assuming the pump relay)

If my understanding is correct -
1.) 1, 2,3 4 go into 1,2,3,4 on the OpenSprinkler board.
2.) The common wire goes into the 24VacCom (anyone of the four?)
3.) Where does the P go for the master valve, from previous diagrams it looks like it goes to the 16? (or is it configurable in the software)

Then - can I setup the software beforehand with only the power connected (and HDMI)?




Offline tangmonster

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2017, 06:32:45 PM »
Set the board up first in your house to make sure all is working.

Like wifi password etc.

Then move outside.

Any channel can be set up as a master. That is up to you.

Offline xrapidx

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2017, 10:03:01 AM »
What OS are you running on the Pi?

Offline tangmonster

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2017, 10:06:34 AM »
I run the standard raspbian.

you can possibly use the jessie lite version , since you won't need any gui or anything fancy.

install it

set up wifi
I prefer setting up a static IP

from then on you an simply ssh into it and install the opensprinkler app

test and set up the real time clock

etc etc


Offline xrapidx

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2017, 01:11:54 PM »
Getting there.


Offline xrapidx

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2017, 04:37:52 PM »
All done




Offline xrapidx

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2017, 04:47:15 PM »
I wanted to enable VNC and forgot :( Is there a way to do it using SSH?

Offline xrapidx

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2017, 05:43:49 PM »
Nevermind - found it :p

Offline MR.C

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2017, 06:10:48 PM »
Am I the only reading the title   as oorspronklikke at first glance ?

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Offline tangmonster

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2017, 07:54:43 AM »
I'm curious , what do you need vnc for?

Offline xrapidx

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2017, 10:59:45 AM »
I wanted to multipurpose the Pi - but I found a spare in the drawer, so no longer needed.

Considering the simplicity of this - I'm keen to getting the pool pump and pool light working on this system, only problem is it'll have to be wireless.

Then garden lights. I haven't found anyone who knows anything about installing the damn things.

Offline tangmonster

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2017, 08:36:13 AM »
If you look at teh top of the board there is 3 pins

Data ,12V , GND

you can ad one of these modules to that header:



If you are on the web ui for a channel you can select RF and ad a code there.

You get lots of cheap mains switches that are RF receivers but then you will have to learn the rf code.

Better option would be to get something like this:

https://www.robotics.org.za/rboard-arduino-core-4-relays.html?search=relay

and write a  program for  it to switch on relays as per your Rf string.

You might want to keep the string longish to make sure some random neighbor doesn't trigger it.

Offline xrapidx

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2017, 12:08:37 PM »
Thanks.

Just got this up and running with Google Assistant - so I don't even have to take my phone out of my pocket...voice activated garden  :giggle:

Offline boelem_b

Re: Opensprinkler boards Round 2 Q & A
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2017, 01:17:59 PM »
Where do you source the TX module?