Self-watering planter that uses a moisture sensor to determine whether it needs watering. Air and temperature sensors in the base also give room info for a cohesive study.
It also includes two sets of neopixel rings, one as an indicator to show that the water is being pumped, and one as a light over the plant to help it survive in dark environments.
The plant can be watered automatically through the moisture sensing, manually through the in-real-life button, or manually through the Adafruit control panel.
Adafruit IO Dashboard for networked control
The design was heavily inspired by the old atomic purple consoles
Overhead light is on based on time of day, between 8AM and 6PM
Testing dimensions and overhead light
T-slot lasercut box assembly
Test fitting components with laser
Testing moisture readings