I am posting this message about a project that we have just released. It's called OpenSprinkler -- an Arduino-based Open-source Web-enabled Sprinkler Valve Controller. It can be used to schedule and control sprinkler valves commonly found in landscaping, irrigation, and home gardening projects. It is based on ATmega328 MCU and ENC28J60 Ethernet controller. Here is a list of features:
- Programmable using the Arduino software.
- Web-based scheduling (also has WiFi connectivity if used with a WiFi repeater)
- Up to 8 zones, individually controlled (extendable to 16 by adding an additional shift register)
- Reserved PCB slot for RFM12B transceiver (useful for RF communications with sensors and battery-operated valves we are currently developing)
The project is open-sourced. Design files and programs can be found on my website: http://rayshobby.net/opensprinkler
A link to the video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsVwAFS_Ej8
We are selling it at $79.95 for a complete kit including a custom-machined clear-cover case. Bare PCBs or fully assembled kits are also available for purchase. Check out http://rayshobby.net/order