How do you water your plants when you are out on vacation? Do you ask your neighbors to water them or transport your plants to your neighbors home or relatives? I have come across people who actually ask someone to stay over their homes and look after the Home from security aspects and as well as water the plants too. Having said this, all these botherations of asking for favors may not be required if you follow this DIY – An interesting approach to build an Automated Solar Powered Plant Waterer.
Well, this pretty smart thing works on the 4 basic principles and they are
1) It only waters the plant when the plant needs the water
2) The operating cost should be low / cheap like the Solar Power
3) Not electrolyse the soil probes away
4) Should cost less compared to commercial alternatives
The working of the system is simple. The Solar Powered Plant Waterer is powered by Solar Panels which are connected to AAA Cells in series. A custom made stand is made on which the valve assembly is assembled which opens and closes besides controlling the flow of water. To water the plant at even intervals a solenoid is inserted which measures the dryness of the soil and decide when to release the water. The valve releases the water every two seconds, which is about a teaspoon of water in terms of quantity.
Below you can see this automated plant waterer in action. Follow the link given in the source and try doing this hack so next time when you go out of home you don’t need to worry about watering your plants.
Filed Under: Reviews