Hi, I bought my OSPi and an expansion board in June 2013 and have loved it. In order order to take advantage of the rain sensor, and perhaps the relay, I’m considering getting a DIY OpenSprinkler. At least those are my justifications for updating. It may just be that I’m looking forward to the fun of soldering the assembly up!
In any case, here’s two questions:
Will the old expansion case work with the new version of OpenSprinkler or will I have to buy a new expansion?
Are there any other considerations/possible complications I should anticipate when I switch over from OSPi to OpenSprinkler (IP addressing, etc)? I use direct wired Ethernet not WiFi to access the OSPi.
If your old expansion board is of version 1.1, it should work well with the current version of OpenSprinkler. To make sure, you should check if the expansion board cable is polarized (i.e. has a bump on the connector). If so, then there is no problem.
Regarding the question about DIY kit: other than soldering and assembling the DIY kit, I don’t think there are other complications using the microcontroller-based OpenSprinkler, especially if you are using wired Ethernet.
I missed your reply (guess I didn’t have the updates set). Anyway, thank you for that. I’ll be getting an updated version soon (the OSPi is version 1.1 so I assume that the expansion board purchased at the same time is also 1.1).