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Help / Re: Rain Sensor
« on: May 08, 2015, 12:05:34 pm »
Awesome, look forward to the next release.

In addition to the moisture sensor, another option would be an optical sensor.

The Hydreon RG-11 at $59 is an interesting sensor w/ config settings (

Help / Re: Rain Sensor
« on: May 07, 2015, 05:18:32 pm »
Thanks for the detailed reply.  Interesting to hear about your observations with the various rain sensors that you have tried out.  I understand your reluctance to base decisions on the seemingly unreliable instrumentation, after all you need to set users expectations when using your controller.

However, I would still be interested know when the sensor has tripped and when it resets.  Is it possible you can implement syslog on the controller?  I was thinking you could add a menu item named Debug Server in the System menu where you could set an IP like which would broadcast messages to the subnet, or alternatively set an IP to a specific host.

If you would be willing to enable syslog on the controller, you could generate either Informational or Debug messages like below which would be very useful for the advanced users out there.

May 07 12:01:53 BlueSpray Rain sensor tripped
May 07 15:11:14 BlueSpray Rain sensor reset

In addition, it would also be useful if syslog messages could be generated for when a run is started/stopped and also for when each individual zone is open/closed.  Thanks again.

Help / Re: Rain Sensor
« on: May 07, 2015, 12:52:39 pm »
Apologies for hijacking this thread, but it is seems relevant to this topic.  The system currently only detects whether the sensor is NO/NC and then ignores a run when not in that state.  Is this hardware driven, i.e. power is interrupted to the valves, or software driven?  I'm thinking it must be the latter as there is the "Bypass Rain Sensor" option.

Is it possible to monitor when the sensor detects rain, i.e. sensor is not NO/NC for a period of say at least 3 hours and then cancel any scheduled runs for the next 24/48 hours regardless of the rain sensor state (which may have subsequently dried out)?  This would help situations where county/state regulations stipulates outdoor landscapes cannot be watered after measurable rainfall.

This would be a great optional feature to add to the Sensor Settings page and it would help a lot of folks out trying to avoid getting fined.

General Discussion / Outdoor case
« on: January 26, 2014, 06:15:10 pm »
I noticed that an outdoor case is offered as an option.  What exactly is that, I don't see any images shown or any further details.  Does the controller purchase not come with the blue case shown in images, or is that just for indoor use?

Also can you provide dimensions for the unit, I can't see that listed anywhere on the website.  It should be shown on the product detail page, or otherwise in the FAQ.

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