Ever had the problem with going away for a while and having to have someone come over and take care of those thirsty plants of yours? This automatic, date and time based plant watering system will take care of the problem for you, watering your plants for a desired amount of time once a day. Pump can also be switched on and off manually, using IR remote. It also features an LCD screen which displays the time and date, as well as the day of the week. This system can easily be modified to switch on something else than a pump in a timely manner.
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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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