This project is a passionate project for the three of us as we all are plant owners and are careful with the water level of our plants. Our Plant Moisture Sensor project uses 3 argon particles, a main, particle 1 and particle 2. Our main argon receives signals from our particle 1 and 2, and sends them to our cloud. Particles 1 and 2 are connected to humidity sensors that are put into the soil of our plants. Our cloud is set up to collect data and form graphs of the humidity levels in the soil of the plants. Our project was inspired by engman. We have added a link to his project down below. His project was xenon based, but ours is argon. So we had to change our codes to work with argon instead of xenon.
To get data on humidity levels, we created a Thingispeak humidity channel that grabs humidity levels from both plants. Yellow represents when you have less water in your soil and red represents when you have too much water in your plants. When its green, this means your plants are in good shape.
This picture shows the set up for the plant. We would highly recommend to have mobile powering system to avoid having a computer next to the plants.
We have also taken the time to create a short video on what and the humidity sensor functionality.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you.