I think that would be a good idea to be able to turn on/off the valves using the buttons of the controller, this way you don´t need to acces the computer if you are in the garden and want to test some sprinkler or fix anything.
Do you think this would be possible?
Wouldn’t it be easier to use a phone or pad to control stations? That way you can walk around the house and test your sprinkler valves. There is also an iPhone app for OpenSprinkler: http://rayshobby.net/?p=4973
Hi Ray and all,
I purchased 2 kits and am very impressed, I did find the day incorrect as already someone has indicated as I am + 8 hrs GMT, so will wait and see if a fix come available, but I did think that a manual mode on/off of zones and on/off for rainy days would be nice, as my wife is not up with IPADS/internet etc, the only other thing that could be good is for the page your on to time out and go back to the home page (normal operation) unless in the turned off mode as I went into the manual mode and did 10 minutes of sprinkling on 3 zones and forgot to go back to the home page, so the garden didn’t get done till I saw it looked awfull dry, my fault entirely but, food for thought.
Regarding automatically going back to program mode: I suggest you use the run-once program (which automatically goes back to program mode after it’s done), not the manual operation mode (which is mainly used for testing stations and for users who want to use a script to send command to the controller).