We have earlier dealt with how Internet of Things is drastically changing our way of living and controlling everything through our phone. This article by Whitney is yet another effort to control things via IoT, where a plant can be autonomously watered when the moisture level is too low using the Intel Edison board and also gives you the option to water on your command. In this hectic schedule, it is tough to remember everything but because we love nature, it is our duty to protect them. Now, with this project, you don’t have to worry about watering your plants as they are controlled via an app on your phone.
The main component of this plant monitor is the moisture sensor, which is responsible for measuring the resistance between the two prongs in the soil to determine moisture content. The light sensor is an additional feature which records the light level of the plant and LED Pixel Matrix is used as a visual indicator of the plant status. It is used to indicate the status being bad or good via color of the Led attached to the monitor.
Further, a custom shape is also designed for the text version, a Wi-Fi signal is also included to indicate when the board cannot connect to ThingSpeak, a leaf for the plant status.
Peristaltic liquid Pump comes with silicone tubing, which is used for watering the plant when the moisture level gets too low. This project is using ThingSpeak, a website that supports real-time data collection and visualizations and is also offering its services for free. You can get the complete information from the following website.
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