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    haven't given up on this..

    i just found insteom 8 zone sprinkler controler which is controllable via an wifi enable ipod touch without the need of a computer..

    ah crap... you need this too which brings up the price over 300 bucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx View Post
    haven't given up on this..

    i just found insteom 8 zone sprinkler controler which is controllable via an wifi enable ipod touch without the need of a computer..

    ah crap... you need this too which brings up the price over 300 bucks
    Looks to me like you might be better off with the SheevaPlug (spec sheet here) that Bugbyte is using, plus an Arduino board, all for less than half the money.

    You may note that X10's unit looks suspiciously similar the SheevaPlug. I'd hazard a guess that they're the same physical unit, but X10 has added home automation software to their version.
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    Forgive me if im repeating a post but i had a similar idea a while ago...i wanted to use the iphone to control a fusion brain (either via a pc or a written app for the phone (which would be preferable - if only i knew xcode)) this would not only be a very clean install but help the OSS community as well...just a thought
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    I know its not cheap but this uses bluetooth to control many different things. It might work for your application.

    http://www.prautogy.com/

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    Already been done

    Try this link:

    http://jalopnik.com/5493649/electron...yline=true&s=i

    I'm surprised it has not been discussed sooner. Try searching "RedEye" from ThinkFlood. RedEye is a hardware and software combo which communicates with iPods over wifi and relays the signals to whatever you want to control.

    Hope this helps.

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    as much as i like the idea, you're using a high tech solution to an extremely low tech problem. most pumps are reversible and would require even more wiring when trying to operate them wirelessly. with switches, you would only need one switch per pump, i would prefer a switch which is momentary and latched. and then for the reversible function, you can have another switch control a relay to reverse the current to all of the pumps switches. all you would need is a place to mount these switches. this is the way that i would do it, however, when you find a cheap way to do this, i will be sure to try it out

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