Dying houseplants are a thing of the past with this soil moisture sensor hack. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a very simple moisture sensor for measuring soil moisture content. This can be used to monitor real-time volumetric water content in your houseplant soil so you know when to water it to keep it at the optimum moisture level. This soil moisture sensor uses the Ynvisble Display Kit and Arduino Nano. Read on to learn how to do it yourself.
To make the soil moisture sensor, you’ll need the following:
Follow these simple steps to build your own soil moisture sensor:
Follow these steps to program the Arduino for your soil moisture sensor:
Now you have your own soil moisture sensor, you have everything at your fingertips to start exploring the code and making changes to the hardware to turn your ideas into prototypes. You could try switching up the display from the Ynvisible Display kit and change the moisture sensor to a light sensor, for example. The sky is your limit.
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