Central New Mexico Community College's IoT Bootcamp is focused on providing non-traditional workforce development training to individuals looking to get into a technology career.
The Smart Plant Watering System is our second midterm project. It is built around the Particle Argon microcontroller. A capacitive soil moisture sensor reads the dryness of the plant's soil and activates an emitter-follower circuit that in tern triggers a relay to pump water into the flower pot.
Soil Moisture Sensor and Pump (background)
Additionally, a BME280, as well as a Seeed Studios Air Quality and Dust sensor, is used to measure ambient conditions within the classroom.
All data is displayed to a 0.96 inch OLED.
All data, as well as a manual water button, is displayed on a Adafruit.io dashboard.
Finally, Adafruit.io was integrated with Zapier to send SMS message to my phone if the plant is too dry.