Hi wanted to buy 2 OSBee because I need to control some zones quite far apart and buying two OpenSprinkler is out of my budget.
Can this be used in AP mode to connect directly from a phone?
Also I get this is discontinued but it is not clear what is the last status and there isn’t any manual around. Has the opensprinkler firmware be made compatible?
I saw there is some community mod but I don’t know if the code has been merged back.
The stock firmware does not support AP-mode operation, but it’s not difficult to modify the firmware to do that.
The OSBee has not been discontinued yet — we still have some in stock and the product is active. I did not compile the OpenSprinkler firmware for OSBee — because OpenSprinkler 3.0 Latch is available, that runs the standard OpenSprinkler firmware. If you want to run OpenSprinkler firmware on OSBee, you may wants to search the forum or Google it because I feel someone has done that previously.
The main changes probably would be the low-level functions such as apply_all_station_bits — that part of the code triggers the solenoid drivers to open or close valves. Since the main difference of OS and OSBee is what ESP GPIO pins are used, you can follow the dependency on the PIN defines and make changes appropriately it should be fairly easy to get the unified firmware to run on OSBee.