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My Raspberry Pi Pool Timer — Software: Rasptimer

(Previously I discussed the the why of this project, the parts I selected to build with, setting up the Raspberry Pi itself, the electronic assembly, and the mechanical assembly in the backyard. Now we need real software to run.) So far, I've switched the pumps on and off with the way of least resistance: piStatus.pl.…

My Raspberry Pi Pool Timer — Setting up the Raspberry Pi

(See this post on the why of this project, and this post on the parts I selected to build with. In this post, I describe setting up the Raspberry Pi itself.) Update 2013/01/12: Using wpa_supplicant to automatically reconnect to WiFi base station when needed. This turns out to be remarkably simple: Steal the HDMI cable…

My Raspberry Pi Pool Timer — Why

(There will be more parts.) Here's my problem: The filter and the sweep of my pool need to be run every day for a few hours. The corresponding pumps are controlled by two electromechanical timers, one of which failed recently after probably more than 20 years of service. (Timer shown to the right.) Turns out…