The idea is simple. Put some water in the tank, place the cover over it, place your plant in it, insert the soil moisture sensor in the earth and place the water tube. Plug your pot to one of your outlets and let the magic begin. The plant will respond to your “Hey plant” wakeword and at first, as a new born, will ask you some details about herself, mainly what she is. This information will make the pot independent but also let the plant alert you when she’s thirsty, needs more or less sun, cold, warm.
I have decided to integrate 5 leds, discrete ones, in the pot, so that asking about the water level will answer not only by voice but also visually. The best part about RGB leds is that it will also show you the temperature, moisture and light levels!
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