An archive of community.esquilo.io as of Saturday January 26, 2019.

Hunter Sprinkler Remote Control

Scott_Shumate

We just posted a write-up to Hackster.io of a web-based, remote control for Hunter sprinkler systems:

https://www.hackster.io/sshumate/hunter-sprinkler-wifi-remote-control-4ea918

We uploaded the code for the demo to our Squirrel library. If you are using EOS 0.3 and an SD card, you can automatically update your library by choosing the Squirrel menu in the IDE and then press Synchronize. Be careful to save any changes you made to the library since this will overwrite them.

The Sprinkler Shield and case used in the demo is available in the Esquilo store though note that the Sprinkler Shield will be on backorder for a few weeks until they are finished being manufactured.

mdoan7

This is awesome. I've been hacking into my sprinkler for the longest time.

mdoan7

Will you post schematics of the sprinkler shield?

Scott_Shumate

You can find them here:
Sprinkler Shield Schematics

dplema

Where did you get the cables, especially the 3 wire connector to the Shield? Was it with the Hunter control panel or did you buy something?

I'm a newbie, just got the Air and Shield in the mail and would like to know, step by step, how to hook this up.

I can tell some stuff from the pictures, but, for example:
1. How do I connect the Air to my WAP?
2. How do I bring up the IDE from a web browser? (I can look at the IP address on my network and get there with a browser.
3. Once i get that working, how do I build the web interface for a mobile version?

Lots of questions I know, forgive me, I'm a newbie at this stuff.

Scott_Shumate

This was answered on Hackster.io but I copied the response here in case others find it here first...

Q: Where did you get the cables, especially the 3 wire connector to the Shield?
You can buy the connector at Sprinker Warehouse. You can also just use wires directly between the screw terminals on the Hunter Shield and the control panel.

Q: How do I connect the Air to my WAP?
A: Follow the Quick Start Guide. Basically, you connect to the Esquilo's WiFi with a PC or mobile device, open a web browser to 10.10.10.1, and enter your WiFi network credentials.

Q: How do I bring up the IDE from a web browser?
A: Your Esquilo's IP address is displayed during one of the steps in the Quick Start Guide. You can also browse to Find my Esquilo to find your IP.

Q: Once i get that working, how do I build the web interface for a mobile version?
A: Insert a micro SD card into your Esquilo, open the IDE, and select "Synchronize SD card library" from the Squirrel menu. The menu is opened by hovering over the top right corner of the IDE window. In the file list, navigate to lib/demos/sprinkler and open remote.nut and remote.html. With the remote.nut tab open, click "Run Nut" on the tool bar at top. Then select the remote.html tab and click "Open in New Window" on the tool bar. You should be in business at that point. You can now customize remote.nut for your zones and run it again.