A 3D printed, Arduino based, soil moisture monitor that will help you know when your plants need watering.
The Thirsty Flamingo will help you monitor the moisture levels in you plants.This project was built using our online schematics and code generator circuito.io
The electronic components we used for this project:
Input: SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor
Output: Piezo Speaker - PC Mount 12mm 2.048kHz
Additionals (to output):Transistor - NPN BC337 Diode
Rectifier - 1A 50V
Resistor 1k Ohm 1/6 Watt PTH
Controller: Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHzPower Supply: 9V Alkaline Battery
Using the schematics generated by our system, you can built the electric circuit.
Upload the code to the Arduino.You can also make adjustments in the code if you want to change the moisture alert levels or the alert tone.3D print the Thirsty Flamingo's body using the STL files.Put the battery and the PCB into place, connect the two body parts with screws and you're done! Finally, put the Flamingo in your plant dish, and it will start beeping when the moisture levels are too low.
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