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    SmallTree
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    Is it possible to trigger a watering cycle using OpenSprinkler with an input from a PIR motion sensor?

    I’m thinking about purchasing an OpenSprinkler unit to control a watering system for my bonsai trees, I have been having some issues with possums eating the trees in the night and reckon if I can use a motion sensor to trigger a 20sec blast from the sprinkler system it would be enough of a deterrent to keep them away.

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    Ray
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    The support page has some information about how you can do it: https://opensprinkler.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000165136-extend-opensprinkler-s-hardware-capabilities

    You will need to connect a PIR motion sensor and modify the source code. There are plenty of tutorials online about Arduino and PIR motion sensor, so it should be fairly straightforward.

     

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