A few months ago, after winning the Sensors Contest 2016, one of the prizes included "Grove Smart Plant Care Kit." It was lying in the cupboard since that time until recently I decided to assemble it. The kit includes all the sensors and shields necessary for building the project including an instruction manual, but some extra parts need to be bought.
Seeed Studio doesn't have a written guide or a video tutorial online for putting together the kit, so decided to write an instructable on this, including a video tutorial. I've also mentioned the basic design and the placements of different sensors.
So the kit basically has various sensors like Temperature and Humidity, Sunlight, Soil Moisture, Water Flow etc. to monitor the growth of a plant and the surroundings. Water automatically starts pumping as the soil moisture goes below a set value. It also shows different warnings if there's no water left in the reservoir or a particular sensor data goes above or below the set values.
This can be an awesome project to learn more about different sensors and smart plant monitoring. The connections are grove based thus easy to connect and work with.
Here's a video tutorial of the building process:
Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more awesome DIY!
If you like the documentation of this instructable, please vote for it in the contests entered. Hit the follow button and don't forget to leave feedback in the comments section below. Any query is always welcome.
So we start by unboxing the kit, and know what's inside. Everything is labelled you'll be able to recognise the stuff. Here's all you'll find inside the box:
There's a separate connector cable with each sensor. The 50cm cables are used where the sensor and arduino are far apart. Unpack all the sensors along with their cables and be careful with small parts.