Make a desktop Smart Garden with arduino and a mason jar. via instrucatbles
Erbbie, pronounced Kirby with an “H”, is a DIY desktop smart garden designed to give everyone a green thumb. Made from an up-cycled mason jar, plastic water bottle, acrylic and an Arudino, Erbbie is a great project for makers of any age and skill set. Designed to be built in less than 5 hours Erbbie introduces makers to CAD, digital fabrication, Arduino coding and basic circuit design. Once assembled Erbbie starts measuring the environment around your plants and will light up yellow if they need more sunlight, and green if everything is going smoothly.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.