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Title: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on September 01, 2013, 12:50:19 am
Anybody have one of these?: http://www.rainmachine.com/

This is a really sweet device with a touch screen and is a much improved update to my Hunter controller. It looks pretty new and I haven't played around with it much yet, but it would be nice if Vera could interface to it!

 
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: johnjohnjohn on September 03, 2013, 03:15:52 pm
I don't have one. I'm getting a new irrigation system soon and came here to find the same info you're looking for...
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on September 12, 2013, 10:23:53 am
It looks pretty new to market and so far I am happy with it. Almost all of the comments (which are largely positive) are spot on when you read the reviews on Amazon. Works as intended for me with 6 zones. Maybe this will be something that ports over easily from other irrigation devices that have vera apps that support http?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: guessed on September 12, 2013, 11:34:16 am
It looks like an very nice control device, but the biggest up-front integration challenge will be the absence of a published API. 

Without this, you're left with attempting to reverse-engineer how the iDevice/Android/PC entities communicate with the RainMachine, and then replicating that at some level.

Convince GreenElectronics to publish/support the API for HA integration, and you'd be a whole lot closer, since someone could likely step you through converting one of the existing plugins over to handle the interaction.

I left them a note on their contact page to see if they'd be willing to supply that information.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on September 12, 2013, 11:48:15 am
I just did the same through the support page. Will post the response.

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Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on September 13, 2013, 10:13:40 am
At least the response was prompt!

Quote
Dragos Ana (Green Electronics LLC)

Sep 12 19:07 (MST)

Hi,
Thank you for appreciation.
We do not have an API published yet. We plan to do that but I cannot give you a timeline yet.

Thank you,
Dragos
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on January 17, 2014, 07:49:02 pm
Small update ;D   

Dragos Ana (Green Electronics LLC)

Jan 17 14:31

Hi,
It is in testing phase. We expect to publish it by the end of February.

Thank you,
Dragos
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: guessed on January 17, 2014, 11:22:14 pm
Thanks for they update, and good to hear they're still working on it. 

It'll be interesting to see if/how it handles water restrictions also, since it sounds like CA is about to go that route.  Hoping the measurement devices from Soneter see the light of day also... Being able to measure what the usage, and maybe feed that data back, would be handy .
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Pseudomizer on January 18, 2014, 10:12:00 pm
Sounds very interesting while the price is rather high with $259. I have 11 zones at this supports 12 zones. Keep us posted with the integration. Thanks.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: qwen3579 on January 20, 2014, 12:03:49 pm
Got this reply from today :)

Ciprian (Green Electronics LLC)
Jan 20 08:35

Robert,

The API will be published in about 4 weeks.

Thank you,
Ciprian

help@rainmachine.com
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Jasonejc on January 27, 2014, 05:52:06 pm
That is great news.  I installed a RainMachine a couple of months ago and the iOS app is lacking in many ways.  It also does not support IE as a browser so remote control is very limited.  I like the onscreen UI but I don't like having to walk to the garage to use it.

Is anyone planning to create a plug-in for Vera when the API is released?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Aaron on January 30, 2014, 12:50:49 am
I'd be interested in this if it gets integrated with Vera AND gets a native Android App or a good web UI... the current Android app looks like it is really a bad web UI using old-school iOS graphics.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: qwen3579 on March 06, 2014, 09:19:16 am
Got this reply from today :)

Ciprian (Green Electronics LLC)
Jan 20 08:35

Robert,

The API will be published in about 4 weeks.

Thank you,
Ciprian

help@rainmachine.com

Still no API available.  ???
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: CoryS on March 19, 2014, 12:36:40 pm
It looks to be little more than a very low end android tablet running what is possibly cupcake. If they don't release the API, hacking it shouldn't be difficult. It looks like all it is doing is hosting a little webserver, an the app is just a browser shell loading it up.

very interested in integrating this into my system because of how horrible the app is.

BTW: I know I just signed up...but having to fill out 3 different am I a human capatchas on  registration, every post, and every edit seems a bit extreme..
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: qwen3579 on March 23, 2014, 09:11:12 pm
It looks to be little more than a very low end android tablet running what is possibly cupcake. If they don't release the API, hacking it shouldn't be difficult. It looks like all it is doing is hosting a little webserver, an the app is just a browser shell loading it up.

very interested in integrating this into my system because of how horrible the app is.

BTW: I know I just signed up...but having to fill out 3 different am I a human capatchas on  registration, every post, and every edit seems a bit extreme..

Yeah, it's a pain, but it goes away once you reach a certain threshold. 5 or 10 posts, I think?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Aaron on March 23, 2014, 11:12:57 pm
If you hack the api and get a plugin for Vera,  I think a lot of people will be interested.  I will.  Looks like an OK price for 12 zones with the features.

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Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: qwen3579 on April 03, 2014, 03:47:59 pm
Just asked them again about the API -

Hi Robert,

The API is still in active development but we do not have any ETA yet.
When it will be ready we will announce it at http://www.rainmachine.com/help.php

Thank you,
Mihai
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: tzontchev on April 06, 2014, 02:15:22 pm
I do have it in Spain, and so far so good. I do use  it with my android devices and Chrome browser.  They just released a new android app.  I am controlling it from Canada and I can say that I like it.  I do not see any point integrating it with Vera for now.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Jasonejc on April 07, 2014, 10:38:39 pm
I can't say that I agree with that at all.. I really want integration wit Vera for many reasons.. notifications, PLEG, triggering zones at will when I'm planting in the yard.. etc. etc. etc. did I mention PLEG??

The iPhone app stinks.. and thee is no option for Windows Phone.. which is my 1st choice.. We need Vera integration.

-Jasone 
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Aaron on April 08, 2014, 01:30:08 am
seems like the device is pretty self contained... not sure why you'd need PLEG integration if the intelligence is built in the device to adjust the watering schedule itself based on weather, etc. What notifications do you need?  "I watered, just like you programmed me to" ;-)  jk
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: tzontchev on April 08, 2014, 09:56:04 am
It is a nice unit, at least for me, but I need to find a way to monitor water consumption in case of line break. Any suggestion on this?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Aaron on April 08, 2014, 11:53:54 am
It is a nice unit, at least for me, but I need to find a way to monitor water consumption in case of line break. Any suggestion on this?

Someone is developing a zwave flow meter... do a quick search to find it. There are non-zwave versions you could also wire in different ways to get the info to Vera if you want to DIY it.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: tzontchev on April 08, 2014, 05:48:55 pm
It is a nice unit, at least for me, but I need to find a way to monitor water consumption in case of line break. Any suggestion on this?

Someone is developing a zwave flow meter... do a quick search to find it. There are non-zwave versions you could also wire in different ways to get the info to Vera if you want to DIY it.

I was not able to find it.  There is Secure SWM 301, but I have never seen anybody installing it and giving a feedback.   Thank you anyway.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: qwen3579 on April 28, 2014, 11:58:56 am

very interested in integrating this into my system because of how horrible the app is.


They recently updated the Android app and it is a great improvement over the old one. Much faster and looks good too! If you're on iOS (get on a better OS!  ;D ) they're preparing an app update in May.

http://www.rainmachine.com/help.php (http://www.rainmachine.com/help.php)
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Tubal on May 16, 2014, 11:36:02 am
seems like the device is pretty self contained... not sure why you'd need PLEG integration if the intelligence is built in the device to adjust the watering schedule itself based on weather, etc. What notifications do you need?  "I watered, just like you programmed me to" ;-)  jk

One reason would be so you can hook up a motion detector and spray those damn rabbits when they come to eat your greens :(
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: bformato on May 22, 2014, 08:22:27 am
Having researched all of the available smart irrigation controllers I purchased the Rachio Iro.  It seems to have the most advanced intelligence.  The system is wifi based, so it won't directly integrate with a Vera hub, but it doesn't have to.

Here is a review of the product:  http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html

http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html (http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html)
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: GadgetGuy on July 15, 2014, 02:42:19 pm
Ciprian,
Is there any updates on the API yet?

Thanks mate,
Michael
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Mgsmith75 on July 16, 2014, 08:38:34 am
I emailed them yesterday and they said it was delayed and had no ETA


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Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: NickTheGreat on July 16, 2014, 11:06:58 am
End of February . . . I guess they didn't specify the year   ::)
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on August 13, 2014, 10:27:19 am
End of February . . . I guess they didn't specify the year   ::)

Yeah I keep bugging them too, same response. It's August now so I guess its not the month...but the year...lol
I have seen them doing small updates to the F/W and improving the Apps. I would be a happy camper with regard to my home automation if I could get this and my Honeywell wifi thermostat (pending API there too) interfaced through MCV.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Aaron on September 01, 2014, 12:14:14 pm
Having researched all of the available smart irrigation controllers I purchased the Rachio Iro.  It seems to have the most advanced intelligence.  The system is wifi based, so it won't directly integrate with a Vera hub, but it doesn't have to.

Here is a review of the product:  http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html

http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html (http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html)

How is your experience with this ?

It seems people are overall happy in online reviews but there are still some quirks... like it is not smart enough to not water the 'dy after' a rain... when the ground is still wet/soaked! ... not having this is a gap that cannot be forgiven - they should at least allow the owners to specify an option to turn the water off the day after X inches of rain. Heck, I often leave the watering off for 2-3 days after a hard rain.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Tubal on September 11, 2014, 10:26:44 am

How is your experience with this ?

It seems people are overall happy in online reviews but there are still some quirks... like it is not smart enough to not water the 'dy after' a rain... when the ground is still wet/soaked! ... not having this is a gap that cannot be forgiven - they should at least allow the owners to specify an option to turn the water off the day after X inches of rain. Heck, I often leave the watering off for 2-3 days after a hard rain.

This is the same with the rainmachine.  I've had it since April and I'm not at all happy with the "auto schedule" stuff. 

It checks the NOAA 4-6 times per day to determine how much rain has fallen in your area, and how much to decrease your programmed schedule to make up for it.  I've never noticed it watering less.

It can also be raining all day long, and it will still turn your sprinklers on in the afternoon, while it's raining.

There is a "rain delay" function that lets you go in and stop the watering for a set # of hours that I've had to use several times.

There is no place to connect a rain sensor to this unit, though I suppose you could wire one up before your sprinkler leads.

If they had an API available to where I could check the weather myself and stop the watering when it rains I would be happy.  But it doesn't look like they are close to releasing an API.  I've snooped the url's in both wireshark and chrome developer tools and am able to see the commands sent, but I haven't been able to figure out the login token stuff yet.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Mgsmith75 on September 11, 2014, 10:38:10 am


How is your experience with this ?

It seems people are overall happy in online reviews but there are still some quirks... like it is not smart enough to not water the 'dy after' a rain... when the ground is still wet/soaked! ... not having this is a gap that cannot be forgiven - they should at least allow the owners to specify an option to turn the water off the day after X inches of rain. Heck, I often leave the watering off for 2-3 days after a hard rain.

This is the same with the rainmachine.  I've had it since April and I'm not at all happy with the "auto schedule" stuff. 

It checks the NOAA 4-6 times per day to determine how much rain has fallen in your area, and how much to decrease your programmed schedule to make up for it.  I've never noticed it watering less.

It can also be raining all day long, and it will still turn your sprinklers on in the afternoon, while it's raining.

There is a "rain delay" function that lets you go in and stop the watering for a set # of hours that I've had to use several times.

There is no place to connect a rain sensor to this unit, though I suppose you could wire one up before your sprinkler leads.

If they had an API available to where I could check the weather myself and stop the watering when it rains I would be happy.  But it doesn't look like they are close to releasing an API.  I've snooped the url's in both wireshark and chrome developer tools and am able to see the commands sent, but I haven't been able to figure out the login token stuff yet.

I have a positive experience with mine, do you have set to use the weather data this function can be toggled off? Also if you lose wifi connection on the device then it waters on normal schedule without using data.

The biggest issue I have is that when we have scattered rain showers it could rain inches a mile away and no rain where I actually live triggered the RainMachine to not water. If anything it waters less than I would prefer. My water bill this summer over last summer is 50% of what it had been.


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Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: kadebross on September 19, 2014, 02:40:59 pm
@bformato

Any updates on your experience with rach.io?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Lonestar10 on September 23, 2014, 12:51:20 pm
I almost bought The Rain Machine until I read this:

Quote
There is no place to connect a rain sensor to this unit, though I suppose you could wire one up before your sprinkler leads.

The lack of a rain or freeze sensor is a deal breaker.  I live 35 miles from the National Weather Service office.  It could be flooding in my neighborhood and bone dry at the NWS office.

For $249, a sensor option should be included.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Aaron on September 23, 2014, 04:14:09 pm
I almost bought The Rain Machine until I read this:

Quote
There is no place to connect a rain sensor to this unit, though I suppose you could wire one up before your sprinkler leads.

The lack of a rain or freeze sensor is a deal breaker.  I live 35 miles from the National Weather Service office.  It could be flooding in my neighborhood and bone dry at the NWS office.

For $249, a sensor option should be included.

agreed.. it seems like all these devices are created by people that don't know what the consumer wants/needs.

Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: tdinardo on September 23, 2014, 08:01:22 pm
The Hydrawise unit has two sensor ports. I'm pretty happy with it.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: qwen3579 on September 30, 2014, 07:00:02 am
I got tired of waiting on the API release. I ditched the RainMachine and went with OpenSprinkler instead. While the hardware may not be as pretty, the web interface, mobile app, functionality and existence of a Vera plugin make this a winner IMO.

Anyone interested in purchasing a slightly used RainMachine?  ;D
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on September 30, 2014, 11:03:12 am
Yeah, it's sad they are taking so long.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on October 01, 2014, 06:27:38 pm
From Green Electronics:
Quote
Sorry for the delay. The real reason is that we are planning to release 2 new products this winter/spring and we try to publish an API that would work for all 3 devices, backwards compatible. That is a real challenge and we will probably publish a subset of this API in 3-5 weeks.

Thank you,
Dragos
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: qwen3579 on October 03, 2014, 08:11:18 am
From Green Electronics:
Quote
Sorry for the delay. The real reason is that we are planning to release 2 new products this winter/spring and we try to publish an API that would work for all 3 devices, backwards compatible. That is a real challenge and we will probably publish a subset of this API in 3-5 weeks.

Thank you,
Dragos

2 new products?!? Damn it! I knew I should have just waited.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: banjeman on November 04, 2014, 11:28:10 am
I almost bought The Rain Machine until I read this:

Quote
There is no place to connect a rain sensor to this unit, though I suppose you could wire one up before your sprinkler leads.

The lack of a rain or freeze sensor is a deal breaker.  I live 35 miles from the National Weather Service office.  It could be flooding in my neighborhood and bone dry at the NWS office.

For $249, a sensor option should be included.

I have a rain machine and how I got around this is I wired the rain sensor to break the common.  So Rain Machine goes through its logic, but if the common is open the valves don't actually get power to operate.  My biggest complaint is opposite, it shows it could rain in my area so it doesn't water the yard, even though my actual area never got rain.

If I had it to do again I would have gotten open sprinkler to integrate with Vera, but at time of purchase I didn't have my Vera.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: RayG on November 10, 2014, 05:40:08 pm
Having researched all of the available smart irrigation controllers I purchased the Rachio Iro.  It seems to have the most advanced intelligence.  The system is wifi based, so it won't directly integrate with a Vera hub, but it doesn't have to.

Here is a review of the product:  http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html

http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html (http://www.groovemgmt.com/rachio-iro-review.html)

How is your experience with this ?

It seems people are overall happy in online reviews but there are still some quirks... like it is not smart enough to not water the 'dy after' a rain... when the ground is still wet/soaked! ... not having this is a gap that cannot be forgiven - they should at least allow the owners to specify an option to turn the water off the day after X inches of rain. Heck, I often leave the watering off for 2-3 days after a hard rain.

I've been using the Rachio 8-port units for a few weeks now and really like them. So far I've seen two water reductions and several watering cycles skipped due to recent rain. Tech support is also good and responsive to issues. They are actively developing the software short-term and a long-term road map. Use of the nearest PWS and recently support for IFTTT.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: RainMachine on November 21, 2014, 01:31:32 am
Yes, we've been monitoring this forum for a long time, and yes, we are late with the API release. But we have good news.
With the new firmware version, there is a public API. Documentation to come soon, but, update to version 3.63, and then browse to http://rainmachine_ip/api4.html
You will get the idea.

Most functions work only after you do the auth call.

We will also start a forum for developers on www.rainmachine.com

Thank you
rainmachine.com
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: rayp on November 21, 2014, 02:19:59 pm
Excellent! Thank-you.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: RainMachine 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
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: microbmen on January 07, 2015, 02:34:22 pm
Released officially...

RainMachine API for developers

> 200 OK - The request was successful
> 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.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: sparkydave 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
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Pseudomizer 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.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Pseudomizer on May 31, 2015, 06:09:51 pm
It is now available on Amazon.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: triksterut 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.

Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: NickTheGreat 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!
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: triksterut on June 05, 2015, 07:14:15 pm
Quote
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.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: NickTheGreat 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
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: Minnies 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?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: allpisces78 on July 26, 2015, 05:59:53 pm
Ordered a Min-8 today... waiting for the PlugIn for Vera...

-Sri.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: allpisces78 on September 08, 2015, 01:31:29 pm
anyone has any updates on the vera plug-in for RainMachine?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: krusemarks 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?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: kwiky 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
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: pceasar on September 20, 2017, 09:23:52 am
Bump?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: pceasar on January 24, 2018, 09:39:33 pm
Anything at all? regarding this? Is rainmachine really not popular enough? Isnt it cheaper than rachio?
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: panic on May 03, 2018, 06:57:21 am
I'm looking into this. We already started a LUA API here: https://github.com/sprinkler/rainmachine-developer-resources/tree/master/api-lua
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: fyford on July 12, 2018, 11:34:03 am
For those of you using RainMachine or other I'm interested to know what 24v valves you are using?

Thanks
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: pls90 on July 13, 2018, 01:43:36 am
I have been using Hunter PGV-101 for years without any hiccups. They have integrated flow control if you want to use thrm for drip irrigation.
Title: Re: RainMachine
Post by: fyford on August 06, 2018, 11:46:31 am
Been chatting to the Rainmachine folks (about using ethernet) and have been told a pro model is due to be released!