the plant pot is still,
open source hardware + software
solder-free, suitable for any age group
an all around educational tool
once completed the end user will know how to build circuits, write code and end up with a finished device that can teach you how to garden. no prior electronics or gardening experience needed.!!
here is a list of what we will be using;
RGB led module
Let Start Build
download 3D printed covers here; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8bvYGugxvFFbHJXT...
the assembly is very straight forward. hot glue one piece at a time, making sure all your joints are water sealed to protect the electronics
don't forget to place the magnets for the door
after this put the sensor in to the leg slots and hot glue the openings so they are water sealed as well.
Step 3: Battery and arduino
for a more discrete look, you can hack the power bank and connect it to the microcontroller internally on the breadboard.
Step 4: Temperature, light sensors + RGB LED
RGB LED goes on the magnetic door.
Step 5: Wiring + code
you can adjust light, temperature and water levels within the code. you will learn about the pattern of the location where your plant pot will be staying. and eventually get the settings just right. the pre-set numbers should be good for many plants. read more here; www.instructables.com/id/Envolysis/step2
Step 6: Paint + logo
download the official logo here; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8bvYGugxvFFUlNBV...
Step 7: Soil + seeds or plants
here is another instructable on showing you how to transplant an already grown plant;
Step 8: Conclusion
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by Akin Yildiz