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  • #23215

    Ray
    Keymaster

    Steve, are you referring to the changes in formware 1.8.3 (vs the previous version 1.8.2)? The changes are all documented in the GitHub commit messages, and README.txt. For example, the commit message of 1.8.3 says:
    main changes are 1) added back support for concurrent running mode; 2) new ‘device_id’ option which allows modifying the last byte of the controller’s mac address.

    #23216

    mrburns42
    Member

    Ray,

    I was referring to Dan’s post about his blog using Raspberry Pi with OpenSprinkler. In his zip file there is a OpenSprinkler hex file which is described as:
    “A modified version of the OpenSprinkler firmware”. I did not find the source code to the mods or what exactly was changed.
    Thanks.

    —- Steve

    #53845

    nbelles
    Participant

    Hello Dan,
    I am following your blog to have opnensprinkler in my rasperry pi and get stuck in point 7.3
    -Follow the instructions on the OpenSprinkler web site to flash the OpenSprinkler with the precompiled modified firmware. This is only necessary if you will be hosting the files for OpenSprinkler’s web interface on the Pi.

    My cuestion is how to flash the OpenSprinkler with the precompiled modified firmware?

    Thanks.

    #59494

    WildBillpdx
    Participant

    Didn’t see anything in the posts specifically about Pi Zero. I just bought my OSPi kit and a Pi Zero W H. The Pi has built-in WiFi and has the GPIO header installed. Ordered from AdaFruit for $14 plus $4.71 shipping. Hooked it up the OSPi board and it seems to work great. Haven’t connected to sprinklers yet but all functions appear usable. Saves a lot of trouble having both wifi and the GPIO header.

    #60377

    Ray
    Keymaster

    @nbelles: there is NO ‘precompiled’ firmware for OSPi: you install it and compile it directly. Follow the instructions here:
    https://openthings.freshdesk.com/a/solutions/articles/5000631599-installing-and-updating-the-unified-firmware
    I assume you are referring to the unified firmware. If you want to install any third-party firmware, you have to follow their instructions.

    @wildbillpdx: yes, I would definitely vote for RPi Zero W H — the lowest cost RPi with built-in WiFi.

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