Building a smart IoT flowerpot from scratch #IoT #CircuitPython #PyPortal @JEGamboaFuentes

This project is a cute IoT flowerpot that helps you tracking the basic measures needed to take care of your favorite plants such as watermoisture, and temperature levels. You can see the measures directly on the device or on the online dashboards. This DYI project is an interesting way to showcase how we can easily make such a cool project with a 3D printer and low budget but more importantly, they are amazing learning paths for future IoT innovators. This project is powered by CircuitPython code and you might just need to edit simple parameters to make this project work.

Build a smart planter with Adafruit PyPortal and CircuitPython. Monitor your plants vitals with Adafruit STEMMA Soil Sensor and plot moisture and temperature data. Use Adafruit IO to create a visual dashboard with gauges of your plants water levels.” (Ruiz Brothers and Rubell, 2020)

The total investment on this project was $101.18 with all the parts + shipping and taxes. The 3D models were printed at home. (This actually can be a great Christmas gift).

See the video below and more in the build here.

 


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