Instructables: exploring - technology - moisture Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:59:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 Basement Flood Alarm - Arduino
Basement Flood Alarm - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> PM4 After my basement turned into a swimming pool, I thought it time to use my shiny new Arduino skills!This tutorial covers sensor selection, installation, wiring, and programming choices. These are specific to my house, but at least some of the points covered will be usable by others. Equipment A...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:51:01 PDT
Soil/Moisture Detection System
Soil/Moisture Detection System - More DIY How To Projects]]> ronnietucker Having started out as a simple two nail, 5V, moisture detection system it's grown into a slightly more sophisticated rig with LED's and less updating due to my previous oversight: electrolysis.For this, you'll need:Arduino1 x Red LED1 x Yellow LED1 x Green LED1 x Blue LED4 x 220 ohm resistors2 x 10K...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:06:10 PST
Moisture Detection With Two Nails
Moisture Detection With Two Nails - More DIY How To Projects]]> ronnietucker Here's a really simple way to detect moisture in plant soil.You'll need:An ArduinoTwo steel nailsone 10k ohm resistorsome lengths of wiresoldering ironsolder The Contraption The layout is dead simple:One nail goes to the +5V line on the Arduino. The other nail goes to an analogue pin (zero in my ...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 04:12:50 PST
Make a simple hygrometer for 0$ !! (great for your childrens!)
Make a simple hygrometer for 0$ !! (great for your childrens!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kondzio29 Since I posted my last instructable about simple science (you can check it out here) it get 41,501 views, so I decided to post another one. And today you will learn how to make a simple hygrometer, Another project that is fun to make with kids, and it is educational as well. If you're curious about...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:26:47 PDT
Automatic Plant Watering and Soil Moisture Sensing
Automatic Plant Watering and Soil Moisture Sensing - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmitabhS There are many such instructable created. But the problem is with getting the materials. I am creating this so that people get to know what equipment to buy in India and how to connect them and make them work.Problem Statement -1. Can we automatically water the plants when i am going on vacation or ...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 03:03:56 PDT
Weather station soil probe
Weather station soil probe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tecwyn Twmffat Measuring the temperature and humidity or moisture content of the soil is really useful when deciding whether the ground needs watering or a particular crop can be sown or not. Here, I managed to improve one of the auxiliary sensors from a Sinus TFA weather station to work in the soil. Diffic...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 04:46:35 PDT
Watering Garden with GARD-A-WATER Arduino Project
Watering Garden with GARD-A-WATER Arduino Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> crackopl Hi All,Since I've bought some area for future house I was wondering how to have a really nice lawn. Not a classic one but an English-style superb lawn :)But Hey!how do you want to have lawn without proper watering ?So me and ipe were thinking how we can do this in more user-friendly and intelligent ...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:04:26 PDT
Automatic Irrigation System
Automatic Irrigation System - More DIY How To Projects]]> BooRan This is an in-depth tutorial on how i created an auto-irrigation system for a garden using the Texas Instrument Tiva family microcontroller. There are a handful of examples online about irrigation systems but I really wanted something that could take advantage of a handful of sensor options. The m...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:17:31 PDT
The Blister-Free Prosthetic
The Blister-Free Prosthetic - More DIY How To Projects]]> gracereckers Amputees with prosthetic legs, either above-knee or below-knee, often develop blisters from irritation of the prosthetic rubbing excessively against the residual limb. These blisters are very painful, and impede an amputee’s ability to wear the prosthetic for long periods of time. If broken and expo...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 20:40:34 PST
WATERING SYSTEM - INTRODUCTION - More DIY How To Projects]]> BIGDOG1971 INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES:   I is a simple system, using Arduino to automate the irrigation and watering of small potted plants or crops. This system does the control of soil moisture, doing indications via LEDs and in case of dry soil emitting a alarm beep. In case of dry soil it will activate the ...
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:59:09 PDT
Hear your plants play music! (WIFI version)
Hear your plants play music! (WIFI version) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mattomatto This walk-through will show you how to build a sensor to monitor your plant's environment and use Stats in Sound's ERC-20 app to turn this data into music, allowing you to listen to your plant's reaction to it's environment.  For more information on this project, please visit
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:43:48 PDT
Self-Watering Plant
Self-Watering Plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Plants liven up any space by adding a sense of airiness and life. That is - of course - when you don't forget to water them, and they shrivel up and die. I am very bad at remembering to water plants. That is why I built this self-watering plant to do it for me. Using a soil sensor, and an Arduino-...
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:26:43 PDT
Save data of temperature and humidity on MySQL with Arduino Uno and Wifly
Save data of temperature and humidity on MySQL with Arduino Uno and Wifly - More DIY How To Projects]]> camilo.n1012 Hello guys, i make this instructable for the people that  liked the electronics and the botanic, with this you have the data about  the temperatura and the humidity of your orchard and register this in a data base MySQL. For this proyect you need some knowledge of programing in PHP and MySQL, we wi...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 01:42:24 PDT
DIY Altoids Tin Camera Case Desiccant Pack
DIY Altoids Tin Camera Case Desiccant Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahw This is a simple camera case desiccant pack from things I had lying around the house.  I keep my DSLR in a pelican case all the time so I don't have to worry about banging it into things, the weather, floods, running it over with my car etc...but I've noticed that sometimes when it's humid outside, ...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:05:26 PST
Desktop Humidifier Prototype mpilchfamily With winter here the air is dry and my family needs humidifiers running at the house. At work on the other hand i have no humidifier. I have a very small office and a full sized humidifier would not be ideal. I have yet to find a nice little humidifier about the size of a shoe box. So i decided i ne...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 22:04:05 PST
Plantduino Greenhouse
Plantduino Greenhouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> clovercreature UPDATE 7/9/11: The AC power fed relay has been replaced with a DC battery fed relay system as shown in step 10. UPDATE: We have been selected as finalists in the microcontroller contest! Thank you for voting and rating. Thank you also for all the feedback on the safety of out relay system. We hop...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:30:28 PDT
The Plant Whisperer
The Plant Whisperer - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeff-o OK, I'll admit it - I tend to kill plants.  I set them on a sunny window sill, give them an initial drink of water, and promptly forget to water them ever again.  Having grown up in a world where objects tend to beep or blink for my attention, the stubborn silence of the average houseplant dooms it ...
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Sun, 6 Feb 2011 21:15:05 PST