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Offline RainMachine

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2014, 01:39:28 pm »
Hello,
There is new public API for RainMachine.
Documentation is "work in progress" here:

http://docs.rainmachine.apiary.io/2

For now, only functions marked with "hardware version 1" would work.

Thank you,
Dragos
www.rainmachine.com

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2015, 02:34:22 pm »
Released officially...

RainMachine API for developers

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> Welcome to the RainMachine API
We are pleased to announce the release of the RainMachine public API. The RainMachine API is a RESTful interface that allows developers to directly interface with the RainMachine hardware supporting RainMachine API:v4.0 or higher.

The Rainmachine API:v4.0 includes authentication, device provisioning, location info, watering programs and zone properties interface as well as access to daily statistics. System administration commands are now available via the RainMachine API, thus allowing full control over software updates, system diagnostics and even system reboots.

Using the new API developers can build their own application to integrate RainMachine with other home automation systems, 3rd party applications or cloud services. Public API allows the community to develop, integrate and take full advantage of the new generation of Internet of Things devices. RainMachine.com just added a smart sprinkler controller to the IoT world.

More documentation about the RainMachine API is available at: http://docs.rainmachine.apiary.io/

About Green Electronics: Green Electronics LLC , located in Fremont, CA develops and manufactures IoT hardware that assists and enhances the conservation of water resources though the use of applied science across multiple disciplines.

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2015, 04:20:40 am »
I just looked at buying one of these units but the website says they are getting ready to release new generation products in May. Hopefully they will include a hard-wire input for local rain sensors.... It will be awesome if they could also provide a plugin for Vera controllers. That way control of it could be done within existing apps such as AutHomationHD

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2015, 07:23:34 pm »
The Rainmachine Mini 8 for $175 looks perfect and they even say that they have an API they can share.

However, in regards to the last comment above... The manufacturer provides the API to enable third parties in this case Vera to integrate into. They will not write a plugin for Vera.

I am really considering buying this small baby end of this month and if anybody wants to develop a plugin for that, I would be very thankful.
Vera 3, RFWC5AW, 2 x LFM-20, FS20Z, 3 x YRD220ZW619KWKD, 2 x FI9826W, FI9828P, 2 x NEST Gen2, EVL-3CG, 11 x BR30, 3 x A19 Hue, Media Srv, 18 x ZW4004, 8 x ZW3003, 12 x ZW2002, IP2IR Cache, 2 x DSC24, ZWN-SC7, 4 x PIR-ZWAVE2, DSB05-ZWUS, RS100-HC, ECO-TILT-US, Ribu1C, 3 x GE12721, 2 x Echo, ZW078-A

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2015, 06:09:51 pm »
It is now available on Amazon.
Vera 3, RFWC5AW, 2 x LFM-20, FS20Z, 3 x YRD220ZW619KWKD, 2 x FI9826W, FI9828P, 2 x NEST Gen2, EVL-3CG, 11 x BR30, 3 x A19 Hue, Media Srv, 18 x ZW4004, 8 x ZW3003, 12 x ZW2002, IP2IR Cache, 2 x DSC24, ZWN-SC7, 4 x PIR-ZWAVE2, DSB05-ZWUS, RS100-HC, ECO-TILT-US, Ribu1C, 3 x GE12721, 2 x Echo, ZW078-A

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2015, 04:29:34 pm »
Just got mine from Amazon two days ago.  So far; no Vera plug-in but I'm sure someone will jump on that soon enough.

I replaced an OpenSprinkler setup, which worked perfectly fine - but I'm always looking for something to tinker with.  The unit itself is well constructed and very "modern".  I think they hired the people who designed the packaging for the Nest - it was almost identical.

Initial setup goes much like installing a WeMo device.  The unit provides it's own WAP to start - you join that network with your phone and install the app (iOS / Android).  Once installed, it walks you through joining your own local network and takes it from there.   This went off without a hitch and was very easy to do.

The iOS application appears to be very neat and tidy.  You can activate/de-activate any of the zones (in case you are not using all 8) - this cleans up the interface and hides the ones you have disabled.  Adding multiple programs is also a breeze.  It provides watering history and even lets you specify the type of vegetation for each zone - not sure what this does at a low level.

It appears to work much like a Nest insofar as that you create a Rainmachine account; they provide a service which looks to log your historical use as well as proxy your connection when you aren't on your local network.  It works on my local network as well as if I'm just on cell data.

Anyway - so far it's pretty nice.  And, with the $25 promo code they sent me, it was cheaper than the OpenSprinkler, came with the power supply, and I didn't need a separate WiFi-Ethernet bridge to boot.

Top marks in my book.

  It's very easy to use even without the phone app - it's easy to switch between zones and turn them on with the interface on the hardware.

« Last Edit: June 03, 2015, 04:46:53 pm by triksterut »

Offline NickTheGreat

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2015, 12:39:20 pm »
Just got mine from Amazon two days ago.  So far; no Vera plug-in but I'm sure someone will jump on that soon enough.

I replaced an OpenSprinkler setup, which worked perfectly fine - but I'm always looking for something to tinker with.  The unit itself is well constructed and very "modern".  I think they hired the people who designed the packaging for the Nest - it was almost identical.

Initial setup goes much like installing a WeMo device.  The unit provides it's own WAP to start - you join that network with your phone and install the app (iOS / Android).  Once installed, it walks you through joining your own local network and takes it from there.   This went off without a hitch and was very easy to do.

The iOS application appears to be very neat and tidy.  You can activate/de-activate any of the zones (in case you are not using all 8) - this cleans up the interface and hides the ones you have disabled.  Adding multiple programs is also a breeze.  It provides watering history and even lets you specify the type of vegetation for each zone - not sure what this does at a low level.

It appears to work much like a Nest insofar as that you create a Rainmachine account; they provide a service which looks to log your historical use as well as proxy your connection when you aren't on your local network.  It works on my local network as well as if I'm just on cell data.

Anyway - so far it's pretty nice.  And, with the $25 promo code they sent me, it was cheaper than the OpenSprinkler, came with the power supply, and I didn't need a separate WiFi-Ethernet bridge to boot.

Top marks in my book.

  It's very easy to use even without the phone app - it's easy to switch between zones and turn them on with the interface on the hardware.

Appreciate the 'real life' review.  Am I correct that this one has no controls on the unit?  As in, I couldn't manually run a station from there? 

It looks like the big brother has a screen, but I only have 6 zones and won't ever add any more!

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2015, 07:14:15 pm »
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Appreciate the 'real life' review.  Am I correct that this one has no controls on the unit?  As in, I couldn't manually run a station from there? 

It looks like the big brother has a screen, but I only have 6 zones and won't ever add any more!

The device has three buttons.  An up and down arrow (cycle through zones) and an on/off button for those zones.  It's rudimentary but functional.

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2015, 10:56:02 am »
The device has three buttons.  An up and down arrow (cycle through zones) and an on/off button for those zones.  It's rudimentary but functional.

OK, cool.  I don't care to ever set things up in the hot garage, but I'd like the irrigation company to be able to manually run things during startup or shutdown.  Sounds like this would work for that.

Thanks!  :D

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #54 on: July 09, 2015, 07:40:06 pm »
Just installed a RainMachine also. So far so good. Not sure about the weather program usage. I have a PWS and would prefer to use that data (rain, temp, wind, etc). Also available via weather underground.

Any news on a Vera plug in?

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #55 on: July 26, 2015, 05:59:53 pm »
Ordered a Min-8 today... waiting for the PlugIn for Vera...

-Sri.

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2015, 01:31:29 pm »
anyone has any updates on the vera plug-in for RainMachine?

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2016, 08:56:45 pm »
Heads up, the mini8 is on sale for $129 at newegg.com through April 28, 2016  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAEW3W50926&cm_re=rainmachine-_-9SIAAEW3W50926-_-Product

Any progress on a plugin?

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2016, 10:02:39 am »
Looks like there is IFTTT, wink, and smart things support.

Maybe someone can build off of those for a vera plugin? <3

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Re: RainMachine
« Reply #59 on: September 20, 2017, 09:23:52 am »
Bump?