Considering purchasing the OSPi and would like some feedback on reliability and feasibility for my current project.
Reworking my raised bed garden from the ground up or should I say below ground.
It’s big, a little too big, it’s more like a school science project that took a wrong turn.
First constructed early 2000’s the beds are still in great shape but the area took a turn for the worse when the weed barrier broke down prematurely and failed at doing its main job.
Previously the garden was configured as a 5 zone system that broke out into a well organized yet complicated maze of pvc, tubing, manifolds and emitters to water than then (10+) raised beds.
Since I am starting from scratch I am considering doing one ( 1:1 ) irrigation valve per raised bed.
Would the OSPi reliably control 10+ valves?
How many valves could I operate at one time?
What would I need to purchase from OpenSprinkler?
Any issues utilizing a Pi 3B+ ?
What about WiFi range? Would a USB Wifi dongal with antenna be a good idea? If so any recommendations?
Can the OpenSprinkler App integrate/function with OpenHAB or other host services/scripts via API (etc…)?
Any sources for inexpensive irrigation wire? While irrigation valves can be found for under $10 when purchasing in bulk irrigation wire is a bit pricey for the amount I will need.
Thanks for your time.