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I often get questions about sprinkler valves, so in this post I will explain the basic electric properties of sprinkler valves. If you are designing a sprinkler controller circuit, understanding these properties can be helpful. It’s a common mistake to assume sprinkler valves work with DC voltage. While most valves indeed CAN be powered by […]

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Two months ago, I wrote a blog post about the preview of OpenSprinkler Bee, which is an open-source arduino-based controller for battery-operated sprinkler valves. While that’s still in the development stage, today I am glad to announce that an Arduino shield version of OpenSprinkler Bee is completed and immediately available for purchase at the Rayshobby […]

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We are at the Bay Area Maker Faire at San Mateo Event Center. This year we got assigned to Station 5 (HomeGrown Village), which is a bit surprising because the past two years we’ve always been at Station 2 with the Arduino and Raspberry Pi gadgets. But this is probably an interesting change as we […]

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Last week I wrote a short story on OpenSprinkler for the Make Magazine blog. It’s about how learning Arduino inspired me to invent the OpenSprinkler. Check out the blog post at the link below: The Story of OpenSprinkler: an Open-Source Web-Based Sprinkler Controller Thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to this project! This year […]

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A new day, a new post. Today’s post is about the new OpenSprinkler Zone Expansion Board v2.0, with injection-molded enclosure and 16-station capability. The injection-molded enclosure provides a coherent look with the OpenSprinkler main controller; and the 16-station capability adds twice as many stations as before, without taking extra space. As I briefly talked about […]

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