If you have a bit of a green thumb and want to know how to finally get that one plant that keeps dying to grow, maybe this project via hackster.io can help you out.
Everyone says they want to save the Earth, but with this project, we may have actually done it! Our revolutionary light detection system produces a 4-digit-display value and an intense color based on the intensity of light in the environment. If the LED glows RED, you might have too much light. If it glows BLUE, there’s too little light. The Goldilocks color is PURPLE, so if you see this color, the light is just right.
Whether this project stops global warming or just prevents your plants from dying, we know you’ll enjoy making it and looking at the pretty colors!
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