Aqualin Bluetooth Water Irrigation System


#1

Hi,

I’ve got one of these: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2016-New-Arrival-Bluetooth-Garden-Water-Timer-Smart-Garden-Irrigation-Controller-Connected-with-Cellphone-APP-21066/1182691_32721563635.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.J5rHd5
This seems to be a perfect and cheap solution to use with HA and a RPI with bluetooth but I’m having difficulties finding tutorials and tools to reverse engineering this.
Can anyone help me?

Thanks.


#2

Seems that I need special hardware to do BLE Sniff :frowning:


If anyone have access to it and it’s interested in a cheap Irrigation Bluetooth Valve, will have instant :beers: from me.


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#3

You can sniff the BLE traffic directly from an Android phone (or emulator?) running the app if you want, so there is necessarily no need for a “special” hardware :slight_smile:


#4

Is thereany update? I am very interested in it as well, did you have any luck @joaoasilva

I stumbled upon this for a different bluetooth irrigation controller script, by any chance it could be similar? https://github.com/suborb/GalconController


#5

Sadly no and as winter is here I’m not using it atm but will be again next month or so as the weather gets warmer. That seems similar, yes.


#6

Hi Guys,

I came across this topic, funny enough I was working on resolving the issue (successfully).

The code for controlling the BLE device can be found here: https://github.com/RoyOltmans/aqualin

Hope you will have fun with it, btw the solution can be used to port from a bash script to python or any wrapping of the BLE conversation you want.


#7

@RoyOltmans wow, thank you so much!!
I’ll try it when I have some spare time. This is great!


#8

Hi Everyone,

I finished a MQTT deamon version that can function as a service and can be called from home assistant via MQTT to control the Aqualin valve. It also reports the battery status of a unit on daily basis. Further more this combines very good with the miflora-mqtt-daemon (see git hub) that measures soil status via BLE via premade sensors.

I am still working on the manual but please do look at the project:

Kind regards :slight_smile:


#9

Thanks! I’m already using HA to control based on miflora logic and works awesome. mqtt I don’t use at all but seems awesome for people that uses it!
Great job!


#10

So you owners of this gadget, has it proven to be reliable? In case if it fails does it have a “normally-closed” valve. For example if batteries die while it is irrigating, does the valve close?