Introduction: Plant Monitor
The purpose of the plant monitor is to scan and administer water if needed to a plant hooked up the given analog soil sensor.
Parts needed for this project are:
1x Arduino Uno
1x LCD Screen
1x Servo Motor
1x Soil Sensor Unit
1x Medical 30cc Syringe
1x Roll of IV tubing or medical tubing
1x 220 Ohm Resistor
Handful of jumper wires male to male
3x female to male jumper wires.
Step 1: Start by Hooking Up All the Necessary Arduino Parts Together
Place your main components in front of you.
Step 2: Potentiometer and Arduino
Wire the potentiometer and the arduino to the breadboard first.
Step 3: Soil Sensor
Next hook up your soil sensor to your breadboard and the analog pin to the A0 port on the arduino uno
Step 4: Servo Motor
Hook up the servo motor to the ground and power, and the digital pin to the digital pin 2 on the arduino
Step 5: Power and Ground the LCD Screen
Self explanatory, go ahead and finish wiring the ground and hot cable to the LCD screen on the breadboard
Step 6: Finish the LCD Screen
Next what you'll want to do is set up the LCD screen with it's digital pins to the Arduino Uno
Step 7: Starting the Actual Model
Place servo and breadboard on box with arduino
Step 8: Prepare Zip Ties Within the Box Via Holes
Step 9: Place Syringe Inside of Zip Ties
Step 10: Tighten and Fasten
This is roughly what you should have before you start wiring everything up.
Step 11: Final Result
Now your model should look like this after being all wired up. It can take a couple tries.
Step 12: Code
This code will work with the fritzing diagrams shown above. Simply plug and play.