This first part of this project will build a moisture sensor using an ESP32 board and circuit python. I am hoping to implement a notification method using SMS or Email. Additionally, future plans include adding a Web based interface to view historical data as well as optionally adding some mini pumps that will water the plants once a specified moisture level (very little detected) has been reached.
Something similar to:
The idea came from this repo https://github.com/t-jayw/pleasetakecareofmyplant
Goal for this Hackweek
1) Learn more about GPIO on Arduino, Raspberry PI and the ESP32 Boards
2) Learn how to use Circuit Python for programming these boards
3) Implement a simple notification system
Anyone interested in learning with me is welcome to join.
I am using an ESP32 Development kit and Capacitive Moisture sensors. These can be purchased on Amazon for under $30 US.
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This project is part of:
Hack Week 21
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