raincloudy

A Python library to communicate with Melnor RainCloud Smart Garden Watering Irrigation Timer (https://wwww.melnor.com/)


Keywords
garden, irrigation, melnor, rain cloud, water, home-automation, irrigation-controller, raincloud, sprinkler-controller, watering, watering-plants
License
Apache-2.0
Install
pip install raincloudy==0.0.7

Documentation

RainCloudy

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RainCloudy is a library written in Python 2.7/3.x that manages the Melnor RainCloud Smart Garden Watering Irrigation Timer.

Currently Melnor WifiAquaTimer not provide an official API. The results of this project are merely from reverse engineering. This project does not have any official relationship or support by Melnor.com. Use it at your own risk.

Melnor RainCloud official page: http://www.melnor.com/16043-raincloud-smart-water-timer

Melnor RainCloud Youtube video: https://goo.gl/Y5kx1X

Source code documentation: http://raincloudy.readthedocs.io/

Usage

from raincloudy.core import RainCloudy
raincloudy = RainCloudy('username@domain', 'secret')

# list controllers linked with account
raincloudy.controllers
[<RainCloudyController: control_unit:abdcd1234 valve_unit:a123>]

# show valve unit battery status
raincloudy.controller.faucet_battery
99%

# show status
raincloudy.controller.status
'Online'

raincloudy.controller.name
'MelnorC001'

raincloudy.controller.faucet.name
'Backyard'

raincloudy.controller.faucet.status
'Online'

# 4 zones controlled per faucet
len(raincloudy.controller.faucet.zones)
4

# show details from zone1
raincloudy.controller.faucet.zone1
{'auto_watering': True,
 'droplet': 'https://wifiaquatimer.com/static/images/blank.gif',
 'next_cycle': 'Delayed',
 'rain_delay': 1,
 'watering_time': 0}

 # update attributes and show all zones
 raincloudy.controller.update()
 raincloudy.controller.faucet.zones
 {
    'zone1': {
        'auto_watering': True,
        'droplet': 'https://wifiaquatimer.com/static/images/blank.gif',
        'is_watering': False,
        'next_cycle': 'Delayed',
        'name': 'Backyard Flowers',
        'rain_delay': 1,
        'watering_time': 0
    },
    'zone2': {
        'auto_watering': True,
        'droplet': 'https://wifiaquatimer.com/static/images/blank.gif',
        'is_watering': False,
        'next_cycle': 'Delayed',
        'name': 'Tree Patio',
        'rain_delay': 2,
        'watering_time': 0
    },
    'zone3': {
        'auto_watering': True,
        'droplet': 'https://wifiaquatimer.com/static/images/blank.gif',
        'is_watering': False,
        'next_cycle': '3:17 AM',
        'name': 'Grass Backyard',
        'rain_delay': 0,
        'watering_time': 0
    },
    'zone4': {
        'auto_watering': True,
        'droplet': 'https://wifiaquatimer.com/static/images/blank.gif',
        'is_watering': False,
        'next_cycle': '4:00 AM',
        'name': 'Grass Front yard',
        'rain_delay': 0,
        'watering_time': 0
    }
}


# set faucet name
raincloudy.controller.faucet.name = 'Outside Left'
raincloudy.controller.faucet.name
'Outside Left'

# enable automatic program for zone1
raincloudy.controller.faucet.zone1.auto_watering = True

# run water for 15 minutes on zone3
raincloudy.controller.faucet.zone3.watering_time = 15

# set rain delay for 2 days on zone2
raincloudy.controller.faucet.zone2.rain_delay = 2

Current Limitations

  • Only 1 (one) controller is supported.
  • Only 1 (one) valve unit is supported.