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  • #39471

    David
    Participant

    Hi there,

    i programm the last days a OpenSprinkler remote for the Pebble smartwatch.

    Control your Sprinkler from your watch! 😉

    Its just a small remote with basic functions:
    – show status und infos (running Stations, Rain delay, Problems, and so on)
    – show water level
    – show last run
    – set rain delay
    – set stations manual on/off
    – stop all function

    if you need more or found a bug. please mail me. 🙂

    i hope its okay to use your Logo.

    https://apps.getpebble.com/en_US/application/55b3b8e4ecb919cccb000062

    #39478

    Samer
    Keymaster

    That is awesome, thank you for sharing!

    Might have to buy a Pebble just to try this. Very cool!

    Update: Curiously, Is this written in Pebble.JS or using C?

    #39489

    David
    Participant

    It’s written with Pebble.JS.

    It’s was easyer to handle all the Ajax requests and it’s very simple to build menus with JS.

    #39498

    Ray
    Keymaster

    Cool. Gotta try it out. Thanks for sharing.

    #39504

    David
    Participant

    Jear. Try it out. If you find bugs or you need more functions. Please tell me. It’s just the first version and I work on it. 🙂

    If you want, you can add the Pebble to your “Control your system from anywhere” banner. 😀

    #39535

    Samer
    Keymaster

    @david, thanks again! I am going to order a watch soon and try the app out and will post it to our banner as well.

    Thanks again for your contribution!

    #39547

    David
    Participant

    Tell me what you think about the app. If you had tryed it out. And what I can do, to make it better.

    The pebble is a really cool smart watch.

    #39645

    tom
    Participant

    I’m not sure if my previous post worked, but here is a follow on…

    The watch lists the wrong zone for “last run” – it shows a zone one less than the one that actually ran. I suspect that you are indexing from 1 and OS is indexing from zero.

    #39649

    David
    Participant

    ohh, your right… i fix it soon. thanks for the report

    #39655

    Ray
    Keymaster

    Got my Pebble Watch today and loaded the OpenSprinkler app. Works like a charm. So nice to operate OpenSprinkler from a watch 🙂 Kudos to David for making it available! Perhaps another feature you can add is to start a test or one of the existing programs from the watch.

    #39664

    tom
    Participant

    I read your post at 10AM Sunday, ordered a Pebble on Amazon, and got free same-day delivery – it arrived Sunday evening. I installed your software, and got it working right away. Amazing stuff! Thanks for programming it.

    A couple of issues: I use an external DDNS system to access my sprinklers, so I need to be able to access a URL, not just an IP.

    I have three controllers, each with a different port number so that I can forward them through my router. I don’t see how I can access more than one controller from the Pebble.
    It would be great to allow a user to scroll through the zones (up and down buttons move the cursor, the select button chooses the zone under the cursor) Then, they could turn the valve on or off (up button is “Add one minute,” down button is “subtract one minute” subtract to zero and the zone turns off. You could also add a “chatter” mode that would turn the valve on and off quickly to make a sound that would help find the zone in the sprinkler manifold, where there might be 8 valves next to each other. Chattering the valve would make it easier to find.

    Since the Pebble is waterproof to 50 feet, it makes a good gadget for managing sprinklers when you are out in the yard, wet and muddy. I don’t like takig my main phone out when I work on the sprinklers, because my hands get all wet and muddy. But the Pebble is an ideal unit… conveniently on the wrist, readable in full sun, and with big buttons rather than trying to use a touch sensitive screen with muddy fingers (on a much more expensive watch that I probably wouldn’t want to get wet and muddy). For $80

    Font size is a problem… it’s pretty hard for me to read the smaller text in dim light.

    I wore the Pebbly all day today, and I think I like it. The vibration works well for me to alert me of phone calls, and I like being able to glance at an incoming text or email to see if it is worth reading on my phone. I also like that it’s cross platform for both iPhone and Android.

    keep up the good work.

    #39666

    Kevin
    Participant

    Thanks for making this app available! Love it. As a suggestion, it would be really nice if you could add some color for us Pebble Time users.

    #39697

    David
    Participant

    Thanks for the Feedback.

    @ray: good idea with the tests and Programs. I look what I can do 😉

    @tom: you can easyl write your url in the ip line. Look at the picture below. And wi will add some color for the time. And make the text a little bit bigger at the main page. It’s really small.
    The chatter mode is a good idea. You can make a program. And with the next version you can start your programs.
    I think, the most people have one OpenSprinkler. With three is realy special. Why did you have three??? 🙂 what about extension boards? 🙂

    Now I have enough input for the next OS Pebble version. Thanks you. 🙂

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    #39702

    tom
    Participant

    Thanks… I got the URL working. My problem was that I was using http:// in the front of the URL. I ended up with three controllers because I interpreted Ray’s comments last year that extenders over 50 feet were iffy. I am managing many zones over a large area, and so I decided to use two controllers to replace the ones I was removing as “production” controllers. Then, I added another for my wife’s garden that I use as a “sandbox” system for trying new things out. Now that it seems I can run a long extender cable, it looks like I can simplify things with just a 300′ Cat 5 cable run.

    by the way, my Pebble says “Rain sensor says its raining” even though I have the “use rain sensor” box unchecked.

    #39706

    David
    Participant

    Hi Tom, i add a little discription “how to write URL or IP with Port” in the config page.

    The Pebble check the Rainsensor input from the API. is this value 1. the Opensprinkler thinks its raining. actually the Pebble Program shows the status (like rain sensor or so) and then the running stations. I can chang it to display both at the same time.

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