I've seen the Orbit controller but it seems really primitive, no external water sensor, etc. Given the total lack of "build your own" rules in Iris, I'm looking at the Rachio or Rainbird controllers which have more smarts. Any experiences with this?
Note: I'm probably going to hook to the Wink not the Iris but wondered what others experiences were.
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I ended up going with the skydrop. I have been pleased with it. It does not have external water sensors but it uses weather data pretty well.
Nothing we can announce yet.
It's not just you, several of us have Rachio sprinklers at our homes and adding support for these in Iris is on our road map :-)
I do have an update - alas it is not the best news.
We intended to add Rachio support this growing season but as we were working on implementing this new functionality, we found that the Rachio API (in programming-speak, this is how different systems "talk" to each other) doesn't have the functionality we need to interact with their devices from Iris. This mean likely no Rachio this Spring. We are still working on improving the Iris irrigation solutions and will share news here and other places as it becomes available (and as always you can ask here).