Make a Self Watering Plant System with #AdafruitIO
JAMES BLACK shared their self watering plant system “Calm Station” which provides users with real time room conditions. Here’s more from Hackster.io:
This project encourages the end user to feel re-assured that their plant is watered, the room is at an optimal, safe and comfortable level, and they can slow down and take a moment to be calm. With this system IoT is deployed in an effort to encourage us to take small moments that the tech provides to engage more with our own humanity.
The plant itself has a capacitive soil moisture sensor embedded into the soil that reads the level of moisture and notifies the system if the soil is dry. When the sensor detects a drop in moisture level the system triggers a pump that pumps water into the plant for 1.5 seconds.
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