Linux sprinkler controller project

Scott Edwards supadupa at
Sat May 9 22:25:58 MDT 2009

On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Dave Smith <dave at> wrote:

> Okay Plug, let's get those creative juices flowing. I am sick of crappy
> non-intuitive user interfaces on home sprinkler control boxes, so I want to
> build my own.


> Any ideas where I should start? I reckon I'll need these questions answered
> first:

something with plenty of spare GPIO pins could fire relays...   I think the
enhanced X10 controls have stuff that can inform the control station about
its status.  If you can't reuse that, you might want a similar feature too.

>        - How do I control a sprinkler valve?
>        - What kind of hardware platform should I use to do that?
> If anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears.
> --Dave


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