NEW GUIDE: Soil Moisture Sensor with @Adafruit Circuit Playground Express and Microsoft MakeCode @MSMakeCode
These days, we all get busy and soon a week (or month) has gone by. Then we remember: water the plants! Run over to the plants and the soil is like a desert and we apologize to the poor plant.
This situation can be averted through a simple project using the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express. The amount of moisture in the soil can be measured by the board and indicators used to show if the plant needs watering. The project uses Microsoft MakeCode to monitor it all.
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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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.
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