Irrigation Caddy


(Sean) #1

Anyone tried to get ST to work with an Irrigation Caddy controller?


(Florian Z) #2

Not personally, but it looks like this is doable. There are two things you will need to do:

  1. Sign up for Irrigation Caddy’s cloud service, or wait for SmartThings to publish documentation on how to control LAN devices via a device handler.

  2. Spent some time in the “Developer Console” of your web browser to figure out what the HTTP requests are that need to be made in order to make it do what you want it to do. I can’t seem to find any official API documentation from Irrigation Caddy, although judging from this blog entry they may be willing to help you figure this out: http://irrigationcaddy.com/blog/?p=55

Good luck!


(Darryl) #3

I’ve actually been looking to do the same with my EtherRain. The owner/creator sent me the api… just haven’t had time to work on it.


(Hank) #4

Any new info for a sprinkler setup? I would LOVE to be able to setup my irrigation system up to my SmartThings hub.


(Todd Wackford) #5

https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/wackware


(skelzer) #6

Been trying to troubleshoot network configuration with their support team with long term goal on linking to my ST… after an initial template response, ZERO replies to 3 further emails over a one month period. Buyer beware, IrrigationCaddy’s support team is NON-EXISTANT.


From: Me
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:52 PM
To: IrrigationCaddy Support
Subject: Re: [###]

Must admit, the lack of response is extremely surprising… once again. Any help for a customer with a technical issue? Thanks.


From: Me
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:55 PM
To: IrrigationCaddy Support
Subject: Re: [###]

I didn’t receive any reply. Any thoughts? Thanks


From: Me
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2014 11:00 AM
To: IrrigationCaddy Support
Subject: Re: [###]

I’ve confirmed and twice replaced the API Key and Controller ID. Also, Gateway IP address is confirmed as correct. Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot #3?


From: IrrigationCaddy Support
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 9:21 PM
To: Me
Subject: [###]

A customer support staff member has replied to your support request, ### with the following response:

Hi,

If you keep seeing the Empty Controller message it means the controller is not talking to the Cloud at all.

There are a few known reasons for this.

  1. The API Key or Controller ID is incorrect.
  2. The Gateway IP address is incorrect on the caddy.
  3. Your firewall is blocking internet connections for the caddy.

If I had to bet I would bet on #1
Try re-copying and pasting the API Key and Controller ID again into the controller, save, then reboot it just in case.

Let me know

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(Tim Johnson) #7

I just stumbled on to this …

http://www.eveirrigation.com/Default

Their site says the system is designed for Smarthings… Hmmmmm…