User Manual - Common Sense 2 Foot Distance

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This user manual for the Common Sense Foot Distance Software (all versions 4.xx) shows you how to configure your foot distance boom and program both regular watering and pot watering.

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1. F o o t D i s ta nc e Gu i d e G r e e nh o us e T e ch n o l o gy I nc. C ommon Sense 2 C ont r o l l e r page 1

11. Finally, Joe t ells the b oom wher e i t is. From the man u al mod e (or any mod e) base s c re en, he pr esses R e s e t E r r o r SE T BO OM L OC AT IO N 0 85 '1 1 SE T BO OM L OC AT IO N 0 10 '0 0 H e do esn't have t o ge t i t e xac t - just within a foot or t wo. The b oom sho uld self-c orr e c t any ma j or inaccuraci es when it ge ts to its first truss: H e's read y t o s et up his c rops ! page 1 1

6. 1) U NI TS 2) B AY 3) P LA CE S 4) T AC H UN IT S RE F. O FF SE T: F T RE F. S PA CI NG : FT EV ER YT HI NG E LS E: F T J oe d oesn't have a me tri c g re enho use, a nd he's not a fa n of me tri c in general, so he just k ee ps the default u nits. 1 1) U NI TS 2) B AY 3) P LA CE S 4) T AC H E s c a p e H e pr esses Escap e to leav e Ent ering this in formation wo rks just li k e entering anything in the original z one-base d C ommon Sense II contr oller, s o J oe feels right at hom e. TA CH PU LS ES /R EV : 06 WH EE L OD : 14 33 E s c a p e and then pr esses "1" t o c onfig ure his u nits: page 6

7. H e's read y t o c onfig ure the ba y: G ro wing area isn't the same thing as the l ength of the bay - it's the area y ou can (or want to) wat er. In this case, It's about 4 1 fe et long and s tarts 5 fe et ba c k from the first truss. O h , a nd Jo e's trusses are 1 0 fe et apart. BA Y GR OW A RE A: 9 99 '0 0 1S T RE F LO C: 0 05 '0 0 RE F SP AC IN G: 0 10 '0 0 2 BA Y GR OW A RE A: 0 41 '0 0 1S T RE F LO C: 0 05 '0 0 RE F SP AC IN G: 0 10 '0 0 Jo e' s Bay Cro p 01 Cro p 02 041'00 035'10 035'00 023'00 020'00 010'00 005'00 000'00 (Poinsettia Cuttings) (Potted Chrysanthemu ms) 50.000 30.000 Trus s Trus s Trus s Trus s 20.000 40.000 10 .000 5' wide End-of-Bay Aisle Jo e' s Boo m 2 - Wat e r 4 - Pot A 1 - Wat e r 3 - Pot A 6 - Pot A 5 - Pot B E n t e r page 7

3. 2 C r o ps - On e P o t s, On e N o t Joe has 2 c rops. Cro p 01 is poinse ttia cut tings, and c ro p 02 is chr ysanthemum s in 8" p ots spa c ed in ro ws 14" apart. H e's just installed a Fo ot Distanc e Kit on his Common Sense 2 bo om and he's read y t o gro w! Sc ena r i o Joe 's Bay Crop 02 0 41' 00 0 35' 10 0 35' 00 0 23' 00 0 20' 00 0 10' 00 0 05' 00 0 00' 00 (Pot te d C hrysan th emums) 50.000 30.000 Tr us s Tr us s Tr us s Tr us s 20.000 40.000 10.000 5' w ide End-of-B ay Aisle Joe 's Boom 2 - Water 4 - P ot A 1 - Water 3 - P ot A 6 - P ot A 5 - P ot B H e wants to wat er Cr op 0 1 at sp ee d 20 e v er y 1 0 min utes b et we en 7am and 7 pm, and he wants to wate r C rop 0 2 only twi c e pe r day, 7 :3 0 am and 6pm, 15 se c onds p er p ot. page 3

25. J o e ' s P o ts It' s l at e r i n th e s um m e r , a nd J o e ha s s ta rt e d g r o w i ng p o t s i n th i s ba y. H e ha s t w o p o t c r o p s , C r o p 0 2 and 0 3 . C r o p 0 3 i s a l r e ad y p l a c e d o n th e f l o o r , but C r o p 0 2 i s n't y e t, a nd J o e w ant s t o u s e th e b o o m t o p l a c e C r o p 0 2 . J o e ' s Ba y 0 3 5 ' 0 6 0 3 0 ' 0 0 0 4 7 ' 0 8 0 4 0 ' 0 0 Cro p 02 Cro p 03 page 2 5

8. PL AC ES HO ME : FL OA TI NG PU RG E: 0 00 '0 0 AI SL E: 0 00 '0 0- 00 0' 00 J oe wants t o have home b e a parti cular lo cation, so he e xits t o the c onfig menu: 3 1) S ET C LO CK 2) B OO M DE FA UL TS 3) S YS TE M CO NF IG 4) U PD AT E FI RM WA RE 2 on is the se tting to ac tivat e "no mo tion" alarming, just as in the z one-base d C ommon Sense 2 c ontroll er, and that's c rucial, so Jo e k ee ps i t. Jo e pr esses 3 SY ST EM C ON FI G CO NF IG =- 2- -- -- - PR ES S EN TE R 5 SY ST EM C ON FI G CO NF IG =- 2- -5 -- - PR ES S EN TE R E n t e r 1) S ET C LO CK 2) B OO M DE FA UL TS 3) S YS TE M CO NF IG 4) U PD AT E FI RM WA RE page 8

10. and pi c ks "Number of Cr ops" 3 TO TA L CR OP S: 01 TO TA L NU MB ER O F CR OP S (1 -1 6) TO TA L CR OP S: 02 TO TA L NU MB ER O F CR OP S (1 -1 6) s ets this t o " 02" J oe p resses a few tim es, until he ends up at the E n t e r E s c a p e man u al mod e base s c re en: MA NU AL DA Y4 2 3: 19 BO OM I DL E PR ES S DA IL Y PR OG RA M C0 1 B1 L 00 0' 00 T 00 Finally, Joe t ells the b oom wher e i t is. From the man u al mod e (or any mod e) base s c re en, Joe p resses R e s e t E r r o r SE T BO OM L OC AT IO N 0 85 '1 1 SE T BO OM L OC AT IO N 0 10 '0 0 page 1 0

4. C o nfigu rati on Starting at the Manu al Mod e base s c re en: MA NU AL DA Y4 2 3: 07 BO OM I DL E PR ES S DA IL Y PR OG RA M C0 1 B1 L 00 0' 00 T 00 Joe noti c es a fe w things about the s c re en. No changes here. In 2) BOOM D EFAULTS, though , there is a differenc e, in the first o pti on: MA NU AL DA Y4 2 3: 07 BO OM I DL E PR ES S DA IL Y PR OG RA M C0 1 B1 L 00 0' 00 T 00 Bl ock 1 (another pl ace holder that comes int o play when waterin g) L ocation in feet ' inches Truss - Part of location information Cr op 01 ( on this screen, it 's a pl ace holder - it c omes into play when waterin g) The 'C onfig' menu is a go od pla c e to start, s o J oe pr esses C o nf i g 0 1) S ET C LO CK 2) B OO M DE FA UL TS 3) S YS TE M CO NF IG 4) U PD AT E FI RM WA RE 1) F OO T DI ST AN CE 2) S PE ED D EF AU LT S 3) N UM BE R OF C RO PS 4) M IS C SE TU P page 4

9. N ow the "Pla c es" s c re en has a settable " H ome" lo cation! PL AC ES HO ME : 00 0' 00 PU RG E: 0 00 '0 0 AI SL E: 0 00 '0 0- 00 0' 00 J oe se ts home t o 00 1'0 0 (he wants it wi thin arms' reach of the 5' aisle at the end of the bay. H e do esn't se t a purge (he do esn't plan to fer tigat e) o r a n aisle (his only aisle is at the end of the bay and isn't in his gro wing area). PL AC ES HO ME : 00 1' 00 PU RG E: 0 00 '0 0 AI SL E: 0 00 '0 0- 00 0' 00 E n t e r J oe's almost fini shed c onfig uri ng his boom. H e go es bac k t o the main c onfig menu: E s c a p e 1) F OO T DI ST AN CE 2) S PE ED D EF AU LT S 3) N UM BE R OF C RO PS 4) M IS C SE TU P E s c a p e 1) S ET C LO CK 2) B OO M DE FA UL TS 3) S YS TE M CO NF IG 4) U PD AT E FI RM WA RE 2 Then to the B oom D efa ults menu page 9

21. Auto M o de - Setup C r o ps J o e w ant s t o put c r o p 0 1 o n a s ch e du l e . H i s b o o m i s at t h e Man ua l M o d e m a i n s c r e e n: MA NU AL DA Y4 2 3: 07 BO OM I DL E PR ES S DA IL Y PR OG RA M C0 1 B1 L 00 0' 00 T 00 H e p r e s s e s t o put it i n aut o m o d e : A u t o AU TO DA Y1 2 3: 18 NO C RO P RE QU ES TE D ST AR T DE LA Y: 0 3 C0 1 B- L 00 0' 09 T 00 Th e n h e p r e s s e s S e t u p E n t e r 1) D IS PL AY C RO P 2) D IS PL AY S CH ED UL E 3) E DI T CR OP L EA VE A UT O MO DE ? [E NT ER ]= YE S [E SC ]= NO 3 EN TE R CR OP N UM BE R TO ED IT : 01 A UT O MO DE page 2 1

15. 0 00 '0 0 - 00 5' 00 -- -- -- -- 01 00 0' 00 N EW 0 00 '0 0 - 00 5' 00 1 -- -- -- - 01 00 0' 00 N EW J o e p r e s s e s " 1 ". Th e b l o c k n o w m at ch e s h i s f i r s t c r o p' s f i r s t b l o c k: Crop 0 1 020'00 010'00 005'00 000'00 (Poi n se tti a C u tti ng s) Block 2 Block 1 H e p r e s s e s t o s av e th i s b l o c k and m o v e t o b l o c k 2 E n t e r 0 00 '0 0 - 00 0' 00 -- -- -- -- 01 00 5' 00 N EW High end of previ ous bloc k - (jus t something t o help y ou fit bloc ks t ogether) Still Crop 0 1 Bloc k Numbe r: "NEW" until y ou fill out at least one field H e f i l l s o ut th e s ta rt l o c at i o n u s i ng " B o o m L e a rn i ng" , page 1 5

5. H e pr esses "1" t o s ee the Foo t Distanc e m enu: 1) U NI TS 2) B AY 3) P LA CE S 4) T AC H Having b een warned ahead of tim e by a GTI t e ch guy, Jo e pi c ks "4) Tach" first. E v en though it's the last op tion in the list, it nee ds to b e ad juste d first. Mor e on that in a se c ond. 4 TA CH PU LS ES /R EV : 06 WH EE L OD : 15 00 No te : The boo m "mentally" store s all distan ce s and locations in Tach , so it' s ver y important to get this numb er correct before you progra m anything else. Changing this numb er change s all distan ce s and locations in the controller. Jo e tak es the time t o m easure the diame te r of one of his idler whe els where it c ontacts the rail. It turns out to b e 1.43 3 inches, as Jo e's wheel is old a nd w orn. His ta ch wheel has 6 magnets in it, so Jo e enters the info he has: The magnet whe el and the magnet r eade r r eading it form som ething called a "Tacho meter" ( pronounce d " Takom et er"). Ea ch pulse from a magnet on the wheel passing the read er is called a "Tach" ( pronounce d " Tak"). The bo om uses the number of pulses p er r e volution and the whe el diamet er wher e it c ontacts the rail t o calculate how much dis tance ea ch tach pulse means. ! 1 page 5

36. E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 1 P O T M O D E J o e p r e s s e s t o s av e th e b l o c k. E n t e r 3. H o w t o P r og r am a P o t Bl oc k b y K e y- P r e ss Only If J o e kn o w s a l l th e d i s tan c e s i nv o l v e d, and i s c o nf i d e nt tha t h i s b o o m i s a c cu r at e , h e c an ju s t e nt e r a b l o c k i n b y t yp i ng e v e r yth i ng d i r e ct l y P o t M o de - Ru n Cr o ps Y o u run c r o p s e xa ct l y a s i n Ma nua l M o d e , w h e th e r v i a S e tup > Sta rt o r D a i l y P r o gr a m > Q u i c k P a s s . page 3 6

38. 2 E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 4 R E M O T E M O D E 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - 0 4 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 1 R E M O T E M O D E C o nf i g 0 4 E n t e r J o e f i l l s o ut th i s b l o c k s c r e e n: th e n p r e s s e s C o nf i g 0 3 8 C o nf i g 0 4 4 2 0 3 8 ' 0 0 - 0 4 4 ' 0 0 - 2 - - 0 4 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W E n t e r P A S S E S : 0 0 D I R E C T I O N : 2 - W A Y S P E E D : 1 2 0 4 R E M O T E W A T E R C o nf i g 0 F 1 5 C o nf i g 0 8 page 3 8

16. and p r e s s e s t o m o v e t o th e " E nd P o s it i o n" f i e l d. 01 0 '0 0 - 00 0' 00 -- -- -- -- 01 00 5' 00 2 /1 This bloc k isn' t finishe d yet. If it is, it becomes bl oc k 2 / 2 H e n o ti c e s s o m e th i ng o dd: H e ' s t i r e d o f j o gg i ng th e b o o m, s o h e ju s t e nt e r s " 0 2 0 ' 0 0 " i n th e " E nd P o s it i o n" f i e l d u s i ng th e nu mb e r k e y s . 01 0 '0 0 - 02 0' 00 -- -- -- -- 01 00 5' 00 2 /1 and f i l l s i n th e v a l v e s f o r t h i s b l o c k: 01 0 '0 0 - 02 0' 00 1 2- -- -- - 01 00 5' 00 2 /1 and p r e s s e s t o s av e th e b l o c k, w h i ch b r i ng s h i m t o an o th e r n e w b l o c k: E n t e r 00 0 '0 0 - 00 0' 00 -- -- -- -- 01 02 0' 00 N EW page 1 6

14. S i nc e th e f i r s t c r o p s ta rt s at 0 0 0 ' 0 0 , th e s c r e e n s ti l l l o o k s th e s a m e : 0 00 '0 0 - 00 0' 00 -- -- -- -- 01 00 0' 00 N EW But n o w J o e p r e s s e s t o m o v e th e cu r s o r o v e r t o th e e nd p o s it i o n: 0 00 '0 0 - 00 0' 00 -- -- -- -- 01 00 0' 00 N EW H e p r e s s e s aga i n, and m o v e s th e b o o m t o 0 0 5 ' 0 0 , S e t u p St o p s it , a nd p r e s s e s E s c a p e 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 5 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W J o e p r e s s e s t o m o v e th e cu r s o r o v e r t o s e t v a l v e s f o r t h i s b l o c k. Crop 0 1 020'00 010'00 005'00 000'00 (Poi n se tti a C u tti ng s) Block 2 Block 1 page 1 4

12. M a n u al Mod e - Setup Cr o ps H e i m m e d i at e l y n o ti c e s s o m e d i ff e r e nc e s w it h th e o l d z o n e -b a s e d e d it c r o p s c r e e n s: J o e i s r e ad y t o s e t up h i s 2 c r o p s . Th e m e nu s a r e m o s tl y th e s a m e a s i n a l l C o m m o n S e n s e b o o m s: MA NU AL DA Y4 2 3: 07 BO OM I DL E PR ES S DA IL Y PR OG RA M C0 1 B1 L 00 0' 00 T 00 S e t u p 1) S TA RT 2) D IS PL AY C RO P 3) D IS PL AY P AS SE S 4) E DI T CR OP EN TE R CR OP N UM BE R TO ED IT : 01 M AN UA L MO DE 4 1 C o nf i g 0 E n t e r 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W Block Number ("NEW") if you haven' t made a block ye t H igh end of prev ious bloc k Crop 01 (on this screen, it 's a placeholder - it comes into play when water ing) Start pos it ion and end posit ion in feet ' inches page 1 2

35. 0 4 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - 3 - - - 3 - 0 3 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W V A L V E S : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S P E E D : < 1 2 > L O C : 0 4 4 ' 1 0 J O G G I N G F W D J o e p r e s s e s S e t u p V A L V E S : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S P E E D : < > L O C : 0 4 0 ' 0 0 J o e p r e s s e s t o j o g f o r w a rd H e p r e s s e s t o s t o p th e b o o m a c o up l e o f i nc h e s pa s t th e c e nt e r l i n e o f th e l a s t r o w o f p o t s E n t e r St o p h e r e th e n t o s t o r e th e l o c at i o n a s th e b l o c k h i gh e nd: E s c a p e 0 4 0 ' 0 0 - 0 4 7 ' 0 8 - - 3 - - - 3 - 0 3 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W page 3 5

13. J o e c o u l d e nt e r numb e r s ( mu ch l i k e i n th e z o n e -b a s e d C o m m o n S e n s e C o ntr o l l e r ), but th e r e ' s an e v e n b e tt e r o pt i o n th e G TI t e ch t o l d h i m ab o ut - B o o m L e a rn i ng: 0 00 '0 0 - 00 0' 00 -- -- -- -- 01 00 0' 00 N EW W it h th e cu r s o r o n th e "St a rt " p o s it i o n, J o e p r e s s e s S e t u p VA LV ES : __ __ __ __ SP EE D: < 12 > LO C: 0 10 '0 0 J OG GI NG F WD J o e p r e s s e s J o e j o g s th e b o o m u nt i l th e s pr ay ba r i s ab o v e th e l o w e r e dg e o f th e c r o p. Th e n h e p r e s s e s t o s ta rt th e b o o m j o gg i ng f o r w a rd , a nd C r o p 0 1 i s i n th e s e t w o l o c at i o n s: Crop 0 1 020'00 010'00 005'00 000'00 (Poi n se tti a C u tti ng s) VA LV ES : __ __ __ __ SP EE D: < 12 > LO C: 0 00 '0 0 J OG GI NG F WD page 1 3

23. H e f i l l s it o ut t o r un e v e r y 1 0 m i nut e s b e t w e e n 8 a m and 4 pm 08 :0 0 - 16 :0 0 01 0 DE LA Y A CT IV E 01 AU TO TZ 1 /8 E n t e r 00 :0 0 - 00 :0 0 00 0 PA SS IN AC TI VE 01 AU TO TZ 2 /8 But J o e o n l y w ant s o n e t i m e z o n e , s o h e l e av e s th i s s c r e e n and g o e s ba c k t o th e Aut o m o d e m a i n s c r e e n: E s c a p e AU TO DA Y1 2 3: 18 NO C RO P RE QU ES TE D ST AR T DE LA Y: 0 3 C0 1 B- L 00 0' 09 T 00 Th e r e ' s n o " C o py S e tup t o D a i l y P r o gr a m " s c r e e n an y m o r e . J o e ' s b o o m i s g o o d t o g o . page 2 3 Auto M o de - Ru n Cr o ps T o r un h i s c r o p s , J o e ju s t put s / l e av e s th e b o o m i n th e Au t o M o d e " N o C r o p R e qu e s t e d" S c r e e n. An y c r o p s w it h a ct i v e t i m e z o n e s s h o u l d run a s s o o n a s th e Sta rt D e l ay f i n i s h e s c o unt i ng d o w n.

19. M a n u al Mod e - Run Cr o ps J o e s ta rt s at t h e Man ua l M o d e B o o m Id l e S c r e e n: 1. Run all c r op s w ith S e tup > Sta r t M A N U A L D A Y 4 2 3 : 1 9 B O O M I D L E W A I T I N G F O R N E X T C M D C 0 1 B 1 L 0 0 0 ' 0 0 T 0 0 h e p r e s s e s S e t u p 1 th e n t o s ta rt w at e r i ng. 1 ) S T A R T 2 ) D I S P L A Y C R O P 3 ) D I S P L A Y P A S S E S 4 ) E D I T C R O P 2. Run som e c r op s w ith Quick Pas s Sta rt i ng at th e Man ua l M o d e B o o m Id l e S c r e e n: M A N U A L D A Y 4 2 3 : 1 9 B O O M I D L E W A I T I N G F O R N E X T C M D C 0 1 B 1 L 0 0 0 ' 0 0 T 0 0 J o e p r e s s e s 1 ) R U N Q U I C K P A S S 2 ) J O G B O O M 3 ) P U R G E E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 1 M A N U A L M O D E D a i ly P r o g r a m 1 Th e n page 1 9

24. P o t M o de - Setup C r o ps 035'06 030'00 Even Valve(s) O dd V alve(s) H o w D o e s P o t Wat e r ing W o r k? 1 . Th e b o o m s ta rt s w at e r i ng at th e b l o c k' s l o w e nd - t h e c e nt e r l i n e o f th e f i r s t r o w o f p o t s - w it h th e o dd va l v e s . 3 . Th e h i gh e nd i nc l ud e s th e c e nt e r l i n e o f th e l a s t r o w o f p o t s , but y o u w ant it t o b e a c o up l e i nc h e s pa s t. If y o u d o n't g i v e th e e xt r a s pa c e , y o u m i ght n o t w at e r t h e l a s t r o w ! 2 . Th e b o o m s t e p s f o r w a rd t o e a ch r o w c e nt e r and w at e r s a lt e rn at i ng o dd and e v e n v a l v e s . 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 3 5 ' 0 6 - - 3 - - - - 4 0 2 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W st ar t h er e - w at e r - o dd w at e r - e v e n w at e r - o dd w at e r - e v e n w at e r - ( e tc ) e v e n v a l v e s o dd va l v e s h i gh e nd l o w e nd page 2 4

31. J o e u s e s th e w at e r s pr it z t o p l a c e h i s p o t s . Th i s r o w i s o ff s e t f r o m th e f i r s t r o w . H e l ay s p o t s u s i ng th e w at e r e r e d s p o t s a s a g u i d e . J o e p r e s s e s t o s t e p t o th e n e xt r o w , t o s pr it z Not e: Of fs et bars are typi cal ly for ward an d rev er s e of the c enter of the boom. If y ou c enter the pots e xac tl y under the tips , y ou end u p wi th c lo s er-further- c lo s er-further ro w s. Y our tips are mor e of a guideline than a ruler in thi s ca s e. Put y our pot c enter s for ward or r e v er s e of the tips a s needed. P o t T e s t ( w e 'r e ba c k t o an o dd r o w , s o v a l v e 3 s pr it z e s ), and p l a c e s p o t s: 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 3 2 ' 0 8 - - 3 - - - - 4 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W P o t T e s t H e p r e s s e s th e n ( aft e r t h e b o o m s t o p s ) aga i n, and p l a c e s p o t s: 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 3 4 ' 0 0 - - 3 - - - - 4 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W page 3 1

34. V A L V E S : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S P E E D : < > L O C : 0 3 5 ' 0 6 V A L V E S : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S P E E D : < 1 2 > L O C : 0 3 7 ' 0 0 J O G G I N G F W D V A L V E S : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S P E E D : < > L O C : 0 4 0 ' 0 0 H e p r e s s e s S e t u p H e p r e s s e s t o j o g f o r w a rd . H e s t o p s th e b o o m (b y p r e s s i ng w h e n it ' s o v e r t h e c e nt e r o f th e f i r s t r o w o f p o t s ) E n t e r C o o l , th e f i r s t r o w o f p o t s i s c e nt e r e d at 0 4 0 ' 0 0 e xa ct l y! H e p r e s s e s t o s t o r e th i s l o c at i o n a s th e b l o c k l o w e nd E s c a p e 0 4 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 3 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W S i nc e th e p o t s a r e p o s it i o n e d o n a s qua r e g r i d, th e e v e n and o dd va l v e s a r e th e s a m e : 3 3 page 3 4

22. F i na l l y h e p r e s s e s E n t e r 0 00 '0 0 - 00 5' 00 1- -- -- -- 01 02 0' 00 1 /2 It's th e s a m e b l o c k s f r o m m anu a l m o d e , s o h e s k i p s th e m E s c a p e DI RE CT IO N: 2 -W AY SP EE D: 12 PR IO RI TY :1 WE EK : 12 34 56 7 01 AU TO W AT ER H e n o ti c e s " D i r e ct i o n". It w o r k s th e s a m e w ay h e r e , at l e a s t i n Pa s s -b a s e d t i m e z o n e s . In D e l ay -b a s e d t i m e z o n e s , th e b o o m d o e s o n l y o n e pa s s , a nd it c an b e f r o m an y d i r e ct i o n at an y t i m e . E v e r yth i ng l o o k s g o o d, s o h e p r e s s e s Th i s s c r e e n i s p r e tty d e n s e - A w h o l e t i m e z o n e ha s b e e n d i s ti l l e d i nt o o n e s c r e e n, but it ' s a l l th e s a m e s tuff: E n t e r 00 :0 0 - 00 :0 0 00 0 PA SS IN AC TI VE 01 AU TO TZ 1 /8 00 :0 0 - 00 :0 0 00 0 PA SS IN AC TI VE 01 AU TO TZ 1 /8 TZ Type: use [F 1 ] t o toggle Pass/ Delay Activation: use [F 1 ] t o toggle Acti ve/Inactive Sta rt and End time Length of delay in minutes, or num ber of passes (depen din g on Time Z one type) Crop 0 1 TZ Number: eac h crop comes wi th 8 Time Zones. Leave unused ones inactive. page 2 2

28. 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 2 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W J o e i s h e r e , at an e mpt y (n e w ) P o t B l o c k s c r e e n: 1. H o w t o P r og r am a P o t Bl oc k b y St e p- L e a rn H e p r e s s e s S e t u p V A L V E S : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S P E E D : < > L O C : 0 0 0 ' 0 0 V A L V E S : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S P E E D : < 1 2 > L O C : 0 0 2 ' 0 5 J O G G I N G F W D E s c a p e Ad ju s ti ng Sp e e d a s n e c e s s a r y: H e s t o p s at 0 3 0 ' 0 0 : V A L V E S : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S P E E D : < 1 2 > L O C : 0 3 0 ' 0 0 and p r e s s e s t o s t o r e th e l o c at i o n a s th e b l o c k l o w e nd U s e St e p- L e a rn t o p l a c e y o ur p o t s and p r o gr a m y o ur c r o p at th e s a m e t i m e , u s i ng th e b o o m a s th e p o t- s pa c e r . H e r e ' s h o w : 3 ways t o p r o gra m a Pot Bl o ck (th at' s w h e r e h i s cu r s o r i s ): page 2 8

18. J o e e nt e r s " 0 2 " f o r t h e nu mb e r o f pa s s e s , a nd a r r o w s d o w n t o " D i r e ct i o n": PA SS ES : 00 DI RE CT IO N: 2 -W AY SP EE D: 1 2 01 M AN UA L W AT ER Th i s i s a t o gg l e f i e l d. J o e p r e s s e s o nc e t o t o gg l e f r o m " 2 - w ay " t o " 1 - w ay " th e n p r e s s e s aga i n t o t o gg l e ba c k b e c au s e , o n s e c o nd th o ught, 2 - w ay i s a b e tt e r f it . F 1 F 1 PA SS ES : 02 DI RE CT IO N: 1 -W AY SP EE D: 1 2 01 M AN UA L W AT ER PA SS ES : 02 DI RE CT IO N: 2 -W AY SP EE D: 1 2 01 M AN UA L W AT ER H e l e av e s th e s p e e d a s i s , a nd p r e s s e s t o s av e th e pa s s /d i r e ct i o n/ s p e e d dat a. E n t e r H e ' s f i n i s h e d p r o gr a m m i ng c r o p 1 f o r Manu a l M o d e . T e l l i ng th e b o o m t o w at e r c r o p 0 1 w o r k s th e s a m e a s it a l w ay s ha s - f r o m th e m anu a l m o d e ba s e s c r e e n, u s e th e D a i l y Pr o gr a m m e nu, g o t o " Qu i c k P a s s ", p i c k c r o p 0 1 , s e t s p e e d and pa s s e s , a nd l e t it g o . page 1 8

27. P A S S E S : 0 2 W A T E R T I M E : 0 0 1 P O T S P A C I N G : 0 0 1 ' 0 0 0 2 P O T W A T E R O n e a ch o f th e t w o pa s s e s , h e w ant s th e b o o m t o w at e r e v e r y r o w f o r 8 s e c o nd s: P A S S E S : 0 2 W A T E R T I M E : 0 0 8 P O T S P A C I N G : 0 0 1 ' 0 0 0 2 P O T W A T E R C o nf i g 0 8 C o nf i g 0 P A S S E S : 0 2 W A T E R T I M E : 0 0 8 P O T S P A C I N G : 0 0 1 ' 0 4 0 2 P O T W A T E R An d a lt h o ugh th e c e nt e r -t o - c e nt e r b e t w e e n p o t s i n th e s a m e r o w i s 1 ' 0 6 ", h e w ant s th e r o w s t o b e o ff s e t, a nd th e p o t ( r o w ) s pa c i ng t o b e 1 6 i nc h e s , o r 0 0 1 ' 0 4 . C o nf i g 0 C o nf i g 0 1 C o nf i g 0 L o o k s g o o d! J o e p r e s s e s E n t e r 4 and n o w h e ' s at t h e b l o c k s c r e e n: 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 2 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W page 2 7

26. J o e d o e s n't n e e d t o ch ang e th e c o nf i gur at i o n; e v e r yth i ng i s s e t up a l r e ad y. H e ju mp s r i ght a h e ad t o S e tup. Sta rt i ng at th e P o t M o d e i d l e s c r e e n: S e t u p 4 1 C o nf i g 0 E n t e r P O T D A Y 4 2 3 : 1 9 B O O M I D L E P R E S S D A I L Y P R O G R A M C 0 1 B 1 L 0 0 0 ' 0 0 T 0 0 1 ) S T A R T 2 ) D I S P L A Y C R O P 3 ) D I S P L A Y P A S S E S 4 ) E D I T C R O P P A S S E S : 0 0 W A T E R T I M E : 0 0 1 P O T S P A C I N G : 0 0 1 ' 0 0 0 2 P O T W A T E R E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 2 P O T M O D E Un l i k e i n Ma nua l o r Aut o m o d e , i n P o t m o d e , y o u s e e th e W at e r s c r e e n b e f o r e th e B l o c k s c r e e n. If y o u u s e s t e p- l e a rn t o l ay o ut a b l o c k, th e 'P o t Spa c i ng' numb e r t e l l s th e b o o m h o w mu ch t o s t e p b e t w e e n r o w s . J o e f i l l s o ut th e s c r e e n. H e w ant s th e b o o m t o d o 2 pa s s e s: C o nf i g 0 2 page 2 6

40. J o e p r e s s e s t o s av e th e Stag g e r D e l ay . E n t e r E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 1 R E M O T E M O D E S i nc e C r o p 0 4 i s h i s l a s t c r o p, J o e p r e s s e s 1 ) D I S P L A Y C R O P 2 ) E D I T C R O P 3 ) E D I T A D D R E S S R E M O T E D A Y 4 2 3 : 1 9 B O O M I D L E W A I T I N G F O R N E X T C M D C 0 1 B 1 L 0 0 0 ' 0 0 T 0 0 E s c a p e E s c a p e Th e n T o t e s t an y c r o p o n th i s b o o m, J o e f i nd s th e 2 4 V A C o utput o n th e e nv i r o nm e nta l s y s t e m th at c o r r e s p o nd s t o that c r o p, th e n m anu a l l y s w it ch e s it o n f o r 1 - 2 s e c o nd s , th e n o ff a ga i n. Th e c o r r e s p o nd i ng nu mb e r o n th e Sp o o l e r 2 -nu mb e r d i s p l ay s h o u l d f l a s h qu i c k l y, th e n th e b o o m s h o u l d w at e r t h i s c r o p, o r w a it f o r t h e s tagg e r d e l ay , th e n w at e r . Rem o te M o de - Ru n Cr o ps An o th e r gr e at i d e a i s t o u s e a VP D a l g o r it hm t o d e t e r m i n e w h i ch s h o u l d w at e r f i e s l . page 4 0

17. Th i s c r o p ha s o n l y 2 b l o c k s . J o e p r e s s e s a f e w t i m e s t o l o o p a r o und a nd l o o k at h i s w o r k s o fa r: 00 0 '0 0 - 00 5' 00 1- -- -- -- 01 02 0' 00 1 /2 01 0 '0 0 - 02 0' 00 12 -- -- -- 01 02 0' 00 2 /2 E n t e r L o o k s g o o d! J o e p r e s s e s t o l e av e th e b l o c k - l o o p E s c a p e W h i ch , e xa ct l y a s i n th e z o n e -b a s e d C o m m o n S e n s e c o ntr o l l e r s , l and s h i m o n th e s p e e d/p a s s e s s c r e e n: PA SS ES : 00 DI RE CT IO N: 2 -W AY SP EE D: 1 2 01 M AN UA L W AT ER New! But th e s p e e d & p a s s e s s c r e e n i s d i ff e r e nt n o w . It h a s a n e w pa r a m e t e r , " D i r e ct i o n ". D i r e ct i o n i s ab o ut h o w y o ur b o o m w at e r s . D o y o u w ant t o s av e t i m e ? P i c k " 2- w a y " t o w at e r pa s s e s f or w ar d , r e v er s e, f or w ar d , r e v er s e , e tc . D o y o u w ant e a ch p l ant t o ha v e m o r e e v e n ' w a it t i m e s ' b e t w e e n w at e r i ng s? p i c k " 1- w a y " t o w at e r pa s s e s f or w ar d , f or w ar d , f or w ar d , o r re v er s e, r e v er s e, re v er s e d e p e nd i ng o n w h e r e y o u s ta rt r e l at i v e t o th e c r o p. page 1 7

30. J o e p r e s s e s ag a i n t o m o v e th e cu r s o r t o th e b l o c k h i gh e nd. 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - 3 - - - - 4 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 3 1 ' 0 4 - - 3 - - - - 4 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W Th e b o o m i s ph y s i c a l l y at th e b l o c k l o w e nd r i ght n o w (f r o m w h e n J o e s av e d th e l o c at i o n) . Th i s i s r e a l l y i mp o rt ant! To Step-Learn, y ou have t o start at the bl o c k lo w end (the c enter line of the fir st r o w) . Other w i s e, it do e sn't w or k! J o e w ant s t o p l a c e h i s f i r s t r o w o f p o t s . H e p r e s s e s T e s t t o s pr it z th e v a l v e s f o r t h i s r o w ( Th i s i s th e f i r s t r o w , s o that' s v a l v e 3 ). Th e b o o m s p it s o ut a l it tl e puff o f w at e r . J o e u s e s th i s a s a g u i d e t o p l a c e h i s p o t s . Th e n, J o e p r e s s e s t o s t e p t o th e n e xt r o w : P o t T e s t Th e b o o m s t e p s , a nd c o m e s t o a s t o p. J o e p r e s s e s and t h e b o o m s pr it z e s an o th e r puff o f w at e r . Th i s i s th e s e c o nd r o w , s o th e w at e r c o m e s f r o m va l v e 4 page 3 0

32. 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 3 5 ' 0 4 - - 3 - - - - 4 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 3 5 ' 0 6 - - 3 - - - - 4 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W C o nf i g 0 3 5 C o nf i g 0 6 P o t T e s t Ag a i n, , , p l a c e s p o t s: J o e ha s p l a c e d a l l o f h i s p o t s f o r c r o p 0 2 , s o h e ' s d o n e . H e add s a c o up l e o f i nc h e s t o tr y and m ak e s ur e th e b o o m d o e s n't e v e r m i s s th e l a s t r o w ( o th e r w i s e , that c an d e f i n it e l y h app e n): An d h e p r e s s e s E n t e r 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 2 0 3 5 ' 0 6 N E W N o ti c e th e nu mb e r at th e b o tt o m ( 0 3 5 ' 0 6 ). Th i s i s ju s t a h and y w ay t o r e m i nd y o u w h e r e th e l a s t b l o c k f o r t h i s c r o p e nd e d, i n c a s e y o u n e e d that f o r r e f e r e nc e . J o e d o e s n't ha v e an y m o r e p o t s t o p l a c e , s o h e d o e s n't n e e d t o c r e at e an y m o r e b l o c k s f o r t h i s c r o p. H e p r e s s e s t o l e av e th i s s c r e e n w it h o ut c r e at i ng a n e w b l o c k. E s c a p e E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 3 P O T M O D E page 3 2

20. P A S S E S : 0 0 D I R E C T I O N : 2 - W A Y S P E E D : 1 2 0 4 M A N U A L W A T E R J o e m ay p i c k an y o f h i s c r o p s f r o m th i s s c r e e n. S o fa r o n l y c r o p 0 1 i s p r o gr a m m e d, s o h e p r e s s e s E n t e r In qu i c k p a s s , J o e c an ch ang e an y o f th e s e pa r a m e t e r s , a nd th e ch ang e s a r e n't s av e d and d o n't o v e r w r it e th e v a l u e s h e p r o gr a m m e d e a r l i e r . In s t e ad, it ' s o n e - and -d o n e . Th e b o o m w at e r s w it h th e ch ang e d pa r a m e t e r s , th e n f o rg e t s th e m. J o e e nt e r s: 3 pa s s e s 2 - w ay s p e e d 2 3 P A S S E S : 0 3 D I R E C T I O N : 2 - W A Y S P E E D : 2 3 0 1 M A N U A L W A T E R E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 2 M A N U A L M O D E E n t e r H e p r e s s e s Th e b o o m i s a s k i ng i f J o e w o u l d l i k e t o w at e r C r o p 0 2 du r i ng th i s Q u i c k P a s s . If J o e had a f e w c r o p s p r o gr a m m e d, h e m i ght h av e s e l e ct e d an o th e r c o up l e o f c r o p s and t w e ak e d th e m f o r t h i s Q u i c k P a s s . But J o e d o e s n't ha v e an yth i ng p r o gr a m m e d f o r an y c r o p s o th e r t han C r o p 0 1 , s o h e p r e s s e s E s c a p e and t h e b o o m i s o ff t o w at e r C r o p 0 1 page 2 0

37. Rem o te M o de - Setup C r o ps R e m o t e M o d e i s a l o t l i k e Man ua l m o d e , w it h a f e w d i ff e r e nc e s: J o e p r e s s e s R E M O T E D A Y 4 2 3 : 1 9 B O O M I D L E W A I T I N G F O R N E X T C M D C 0 1 B 1 L 0 0 0 ' 0 0 T 0 0 1 ) D I S P L A Y C R O P 2 ) E D I T C R O P 3 ) E D I T A D D R E S S D E V I C E A D D R E S S : 0 1 S E T D E V I C E A D D R E S S S e t u p 3 th e n Th e C o m m o n S e n s e 2 F o o t D i s tan c e b o o m o n l y w o r k s o n a Sp o o l e r N e t w o r k (n o t a G o - 1 n e t w o r k ) s o it d o e s n't t e ch n i c a l l y ha v e t o ha v e a u n i qu e add r e s s . H o w e v e r , f o r a l a r m s o n th e Sp o o l e r t o w o r k c o r r e ct l y, it h e l p s f o r e a ch b o o m t o ha v e a un i qu e add r e s s . J o e g i v e s th i s b o o m th e add r e s s 0 2 : C o nf i g 0 2 D E V I C E A D D R E S S : 0 2 S E T D E V I C E A D D R E S S E n t e r 1 ) D I S P L A Y C R O P 2 ) E D I T C R O P 3 ) E D I T A D D R E S S 1 . Th e r e ' s a s c r e e n f o r e nt e r i ng a n e t w o r k add r e s s 2 . Th e D a i l y P r o gr a m b utt o n d o e s n o th i ng i n R e m o t e M o d e 3 . Th e r e ' s th i s th i ng c a l l e d a "St agg e r D e l ay " Sta rt i ng at th e R e m o t e M o d e " W a it i ng f o r R e m o t e C md " s c r e e n: page 3 7

33. E N T E R C R O P N U M B E R T O E D I T : 0 1 P O T M O D E 2. H o w t o P r og r am a P o t-Bl oc k b y J og- L e a rn U s e "J o g- L e a rn " t o p r o gr a m a p o t b l o c k i f y o u d o n't w ant t o s t e p it ( m ay b e y o u u s e a s pa c e r w it h y o ur p o t s and w o u l d r ath e r n o t u s e th e b o o m t o s pa c e th e m ) o r m ay b e i f y o ur p o t s a r e a l r e ad y th e r e , a nd y o u a r e r e pr o gr a m m i ng th e b l o c k. Th i s w o r k s ju s t l i k e b l o c k l e a rn i ng f r o m Manu a l o r Aut o M o d e . Y o u ba s i c a l l y u s e j o gg i ng t o s h o w th e b o o m th e l o w and h i gh e nd s o f th e b l o c k. Sta rt i ng h e r e : (P o t M o d e > S e tup > E d it C r o p): P A S S E S : 0 0 W A T E R T I M E : 0 0 1 P O T S P A C I N G : 0 0 1 ' 0 0 0 3 P O T W A T E R J o e p r e s s e s C o nf i g 0 3 E n t e r And qu i c k l y e nt e r s pa r a m e t e r s f o r c r o p 0 3 : 1 pa s s , w at e r t i m e = 2 0 s e c o nd s , and p o t [ r o w ] s pa c i ng o f 1 8 " ( 0 0 1 ' 0 6 ): P A S S E S : 0 1 W A T E R T I M E : 0 2 0 P O T S P A C I N G : 0 0 1 ' 0 6 0 3 P O T W A T E R H e p r e s s e s E n t e r 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 3 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W And th i s i s th e b l o c k th at h e w ant s t o p r o gr a m u s i ng J o g- L e a rn . page 3 3

29. J o e p r e s s e s a nd th e cu r s o r m o v e s t o th e ' o dd' r o w v a l v e s: O k, s o th i s o rd e r i s d i ff e r e nt f r o m Aut o o r Manu a l o r R e m o t e m o d e - but th e r e ' s a r e a s o n: y o u w ant t o t e l l th e b o o m w hat va l v e s t o u s e f o r e a ch r o w b e f o r e y o u s ta rt s t e pp i ng. 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 2 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - 3 - - - - - 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - 3 - - - - - 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W H e p r e s s e s t o t e l l th e b o o m t o w at e r o dd r o w s 3 (th e 1 s t, 3 rd , 5 th r o w e tc .) w it h v a l v e 3 : Th e w ay th e cu r s o r m o v e s i s d i ff e r e nt f r o m i n A ut o o r Manu a l o r R e m o t e m o d e , and t h e r e ' s a r e a s o n: (th at' s w h e r e h i s cu r s o r i s ): 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 2 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W y ou want to tel l the bo om what val v e s t o us e for each r o w befor e y ou start st eppin g. Th e n t o t e l l th e b o o m t o w at e r e v e n r o w s 4 (th e 2 nd, 4 th r o w e tc .) w it h v a l v e 4 : 0 3 0 ' 0 0 - 0 0 0 ' 0 0 - - 3 - - - - 4 0 1 0 0 0 ' 0 0 N E W page 2 9

39. P A S S E S : 0 5 D I R E C T I O N : 1 - W A Y S P E E D : 0 8 0 4 R E M O T E W A T E R E n t e r S T A G G E R D E L A Y : 0 0 0 0 4 R E M O T E S T A G G E R St agg e r d e l ay ha s t o d o w it h h o w a S p o o l e r w o r k s . Th e s p o o l e r r e c e i v e s a 2 4 v o lt s i gna l (f r o m an e nv i r o nm e nta l s y s t e m, typ i c a l l y ) and s e nd s a c o m m and t o a l l th e b o o m s o n th e n e t w o r k t o w at e r t h e c o r r e s p o nd i ng c r o p. S o i f it r e c e i v e s a s i gna l o n i nput # 4 , it s e nd s a m e s s ag e t o a l l th e b o o m s t o w at e r c r o p 0 4 , a nd an y b o o m th at ha s a va l i d C r o p 0 4 ( w it h b l o c k s , p a s s e s , e tc .) w at e r s it . If t o o m an y b o o m s w at e r at th e s a m e t i m e , w at e r pr e s s ur e m i ght d r o p. St agg e r d e l ay l e t s y o u t e l l th e b o o m t o d e l ay by s o m e nu mb e r o f m i nut e s b e f o r e w at e r i ng th e c r o p. If w at e r pr e s s ur e l o s s i s a p r o b l e m i n y o ur g r e e nh o u s e , k e e p th i ng s s i mp l e by g i v i ng e a ch b o o m th e s a m e s tagg e r d e l ay a c r o s s a l l o f it s c r o p s . S o o n e b o o m i s th e ' w at e r r i ght a w ay ' b o o m, an o th e r i s th e 5 m i nut e d e l ay b o o m, an o th e r t h e 1 0 m i nut e d e l ay b o o m, th e n th e 1 5 m i nut e d e l ay b o o m, and s o o n. J o e p r e s s e s f o r a 5 m i nut e Stag g e r D e l ay . C o nf i g 0 C o nf i g 0 5 S T A G G E R D E L A Y : 0 0 5 0 4 R E M O T E S T A G G E R page 3 9

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