Contrary to what I mentioned in a previous post, I have made the very last-minute decision to attend the Bay Area Maker Faire 2013. I will be flying out of Massachusetts early tomorrow morning, and get to the Maker Faire ground in the afternoon to do initial setup. Aaron Newcomb has kindly volunteered to help [...]
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I know, it has been a pain to compile OpenSprinkler source code, mainly because the firmware has grown to the point that you can only compile it successfully (i.e. within 32KB size) under a particular version of avr-gcc (4.5.3) in a particular version of Linux. This is very annoying for users who want to modify [...]
Voltage conversion from 24VAC to 5VDC is quite useful, because a lot of home automation devices use 24VAC, including sprinkler solenoids, home surveillance systems etc. Having a conversion module makes it easy to use a single power supply, without a separate 5V adapter for your control circuit. There are plenty of resources you can find [...]
Hi All, OpenSprinkler will have a booth at the Bay Area Maker Faire again this year. Due to a number of reasons, I cannot make it myself, but Aaron Newcomb from California has generously volunteered to host the booth for me. He will be showing demonstrations with the OpenSprinkler controller. There will also be flyers [...]
Recently a random crashing issue has surfaced on the forum regarding some of the OpenSprinkler 2.0 development boards that we sent out a few weeks ago. The background is that we have started shipping a development version of 2.0 for any recent order of the assembled OpenSprinkler. The symptom is that some of the units [...]