“Smart watering advice” using a Feather and Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
Adafruit user Sketchy shared his project in the Adafruit forums! Via Github
During the summer, we grow a lot of herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Thanks to the wonders of technology, we can be EVEN LAZIER than we already are when it comes to watering! The goal of the should_I_water project is to notify us whether we need to water our plants. In our current implementation, notification exists as a daily email message sent to me and my husband. The email message tells us whether it recommends watering as well as the daily weather report.
Here is an example email:
Good Morning, Margaret!
Partly cloudy until this afternoon.
Planters up front – Unless the weather says otherwise, you should water. The reading is 160, the threshold is 180, the battery level is 3.77.
I put together more detailed weather info below. You can click on the iddy-biddy image to make it bigger.
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