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www.cottonpickersplace.co.uk • Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!
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Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:53 pm
by cottonpickers
Finally!!

My Pi Timer is launched :-)

This is a USB timer. Simply put the USB power supply on one end, and whatever you want to control on the other and use the LCD screen to program it.

* Daily and Weekly programs
* Repeat Programs with 17 on/off settings
* Manual on/off override with LED to show when on
* Internal Rechargable battery for the clock -keeps time for 6mnths between use

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This is PERFECT for all of my
How about:
* Timelapse Photography: Just load up the solar Pi case with 4 AA nimh's Your pi and its camera ; connect up the 7 day timer to take a pic every hour then shut down. You could photograph your garden over the whole year. Why not put in a remote location?
* Security camera: Fire up your Pi every night from 2am-3am
* Remote Data logger: Fire up your pi once a week to pull data and send it over 3G to the internet

I'm sure there are lots of other uses. Coupled with my solar Powered Battery Cases you never need to be tied to mains again - control your pi whenever you want.

FAQ:
Will this only work with the Raspberry Pi: No it will work with ANY USB devices - power on and off any USB device you have
Can't I just buy any old 12v timer off ebay and use that with my Pi? Sadly,No.. After modifying many of them unsuccessfully I realise they are not designed for USB - its why this project came into existence to work with the factory to replace the insides with all low voltage components.

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Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:37 pm
by Aikidokajeff
Nice!
I look forward to seeing people's projects with this timer.

Jeff

Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:22 pm
by Moom
Hiya,
Interesting product - what is the power drain when the timer is switched off?

Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:31 pm
by cottonpickers
Hi. It is zero :) no draw at all

Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:07 pm
by FLATOM
Can you produce a version that is weatherproof and black instead of white in color?

Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:17 am
by cottonpickers
Flatom: Hmm. Not easily I'm afraid. I can only suggest placing the whole timer and perhaps Pi in a plastic box. I do sell the 'Timer Kit' for the Pi that includes the solar panel, and all the electrics including timer in a box. Alternatively a food bag would be the 'cheap' and easy option

Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:51 pm
by FLATOM
I am using batter and solar panels from voltaic but would be interested in other options. feeding the solar panels into the battery. Then want to feed the batter into the timer and on the other side have some lighting (5V).

Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:29 pm
by FLATOM
what is the link to purchase?

Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:58 am
by cottonpickers
Flatom: its on the first page. copied again below for convenience!


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Re: Cottonpickers 7 Day USB Pi Timer!

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:04 pm
by evignaux
Hi CottonPicker,

My French colleague, Franck Badaire, bought you, two weeks ago, two Raspberry Timers in order to create a timelapse with two raspberries / cameras.
Infortunately, on of the two timers seem not to operate : it makes a repetitive sound like "tac tac tac", when its power on, and nothing happen !

Any idea ?
Great thanks.

Eric Vignaux