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August 2, 2015 AT 2:00 am

Make an Indoor Garden Monitor with #Arduino

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From instructables user knsievert:

Have you ever struggled to keep a plant alive? Wished your plant could tell you whether it needed to be watered or moved a little closer to the window? Build a Leaf Light for your indoor plants to help you tell if they are getting enough light and water!

The Leaf Light consists of a soil moisture sensor, light sensor, and multicolored LED/NeoPixel connected to an Arduino that sits in or near a plant. It’s surrounded by a frosted plexiglass container, which makes it an attractive light, and glows different colors based on the status of your garden…

Who Is This Project For?

Really, anyone who has an interest in combining electronics and gardening (smart gardens, automated gardening systems, etc.). Not only was this my first project using an Arduino, but my first time soldering, building circuits, playing around with programming (outside of Scratch with kids and markup languages like HTML/CSS). If I can figure it out, I’m willing to bet you can to, with a little time and effort.

Full instructable


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