App Enabled Sprinkler Controller by Rachio

Published October 23, 2017

I had been meaning to install “modern” sprinkler controllers for the longest time. My daughter got me the Rachio 2.0 for my birthday, but honestly the project stayed pretty far down the list because I was a little daunted by the effort of it all. Then my neighbor put one in and told me “how easy” it was…he was right. 

I set out this morning to put the project into touch with a screwdriver and an iPhone. The instructions were essentially:

  1. Install the app on your phone
  2. Plug in the controller
  3. Walk thru setup for WiFi
  4. Take out the wires from the current controller, put them into the Rachio controller
  5. Walk-thru zone setup and testing
The whole thing took 20 minutes. 
I did end up ordering the outdoor cover for my backyard Rachio (its outside) and have put a 2nd one on my wish list for the front yard. 
The walk through on zone setups was amazing. 
And now, we are ready to save water (smarter watering by zone, time of year and current weather). 

And a side bonus: if the dogs are barking at your neighbors, a quick flip of your phone sends them out of the sprinkler zone (Jeff taught me that one). 

Latest Headlines

  • Bitmax Signs Media Management and Licensing Services Deal With Here Media (Bitmax)

    Published April 18, 2019

    Today, Bitmax, the Hollywood-based digital media management and licensing company, announced a multi-year deal to provide digital media processing and licensing services for Here Media, a worldwide film and TV creator and distributor. Here Media is part of the successful portfolio of entertainment products run by industry icon and Academy-award winning producer Paul Colichman. As […]

  • Spain claims biggest FTTH network in Europe with over 77% of homes passed (telecompaper)

    Published April 18, 2019

    Spain’s Ministry of Economy has published its latest annual report on broadband coverage in the country. This shows that access to at least 100 Mbps improved by 5 percent points in the year to June 2018, to 81 percent of the population, while 85 percent have access to at least 30 Mbps. The government aims […]

  • Lucas Bertrand launches storefront insights and analytics (Rapid TV News)

    Published April 18, 2019

    After research indicated that distribution revenue from could be significantly increased with better visibility, management and optimisation of film and TV assets on VOD stores, Lucas Bertrand has announced Looper Insights. Developed in-house exclusively for the film and TV industries, Looper Insights’ proprietary technology allows IP owners to see, manage and optimise their titles, enabling […]

  • Intel Announces Omnitek Acquisition (In Broadcast)

    Published April 18, 2019

    Intel Corporation has acquired Omnitek in a move which will see its FPGA Video and Vision Offering strengthened. Omnitek’s technology enables customised, high-performance vision and artificial intelligence inferencing capabilities on FPGAs for customers across a range of end markets. Its IP addresses demanding application requirements in areas such as video conferencing, projection and display, medical […]

  • Allegro DVT introduces real-time AV1 encoder IP for 4K/UHD video (Digital TV News)

    Published April 18, 2019

    Allegro DVT, a leading provider of video semiconductor IP solutions, today announced the availability of its AL-E210 multi-format video encoder hardware IP which adds support for the new AV1 video format developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia). AOMedia was formed in 2015 by industry leaders such as Google, Netflix, Intel, Microsoft with the […]

  • Launch of HBO’s Game of Thrones season 8 triggers global piracy frenzy (Digital TV Europe)

    Published April 18, 2019

    The scale of the global content piracy problem was again underlined this week with the news that the first episode of the new season of Game Of Thrones was pirated almost 55 million times in the first 24 hours after launch, according to analytics firm Muso. By comparison, the show attracted 17.4 million viewers via […]

2nd Screen Blog