This is my mid-term project for a self-watering plant system. I put together this unit at the Fuse Makerspace powered by CNM Ingenuity's I0T Bootcamp in Albuquerque, NM.
This a nice system, that not only automatically waters my plant, but also has a fountain that makes for a relaxing zin home environment in my classroom.
This system is programmed to check my plant's soil-moisture level using a soil-moisture sensor. This makes it possible for the plant to be properly watered at any given time. This feature is great because it can be adjusted for any type of plant.
The system has a nice 170 oz. reservoir to hold water; which provides an ample amount of water for those plant owners who like to take short trips away from home for up to 3 or 4 days.
This system is connected to the cloud via the Adafruit.io website. The Adafruit.io website provides live readings of the plant's status it receives via various sensors connected to the plant. For instance, environmental data is collected via a BME connected to the plants flower pot. The BME measures temperature, humidity and pressure.
The Adafruit.io site is user friendly and in addition to providing real-time data on your plant's soil status, it also provides the ability to push a button on the dashboard and manually water the plant from anywhere in the world, if need be.
Adafruit.io.io real-time data