Last year we were fortunate enough to receive a grant that allowed us to purchase pretty much the full suite of Atlas Scientific’s environmental sensors. Between their sensors and your actuators and other goodies, there isn’t a growing variable that we cannot monitor, creatively visualize, and remotely or automatically adjust.
Adafruit IO was the icing on the cake. Especially in these remote learning circumstances, the dashboards we have created allow students to continue monitoring and adjusting our grow lab even when they are not in the classroom. Here are a few screen shots of the dashboards we have created for observing variables, adjusting system parameters, and calibrating sensors.
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.