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Making Soil Moisture Sensors with Particle Photons

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This is a presentation for making a soil moisture sensor with the Particle photon. I gave this talk to the local 4H group where I lived. It shows how to build the circuit.

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Making Soil Moisture Sensors with Particle Photons

  1. 1. MAKING THINGS TO DO THINGS
  2. 2. MY NAME IS WILLY WILIMEK. I AM A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER @WILLYWOS WOSNET.NET
  3. 3. HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW IF YOUR PLANT NEEDED WATER?
  4. 4. LETS BUILD
  5. 5. PARTS 1. 1 Particle Photon 2. 1 Soil Moisture Sensor 3. 1 Red LED 4. 1 Green LED 5. 7 Jumper Wires (mtm) 6. 1 Breadboard 7. 1 Micro USB Cord
  6. 6. https://console.particle.io
  7. 7. WHAT IS THE PARTICLE PHOTON?
  8. 8. NETWORK DEVELOPMENT TOOLS WIFI / CELLULAR / MESH WRITE YOUR OWN PROGRAMS API DEVICE CLOUD MANAGE PARTICLES SECURITY SCALABILITY https://www.particle.io/
  9. 9. IT'S THE BRAINS https://www.particle.io/
  10. 10. TAKE A CLOSE LOOK. WHAT ARE THESE LETTERS AND NUMBERS?
  11. 11. LED WHAT?
  12. 12. LIGHT EMITTING DIODE A light-emitting diode is a two-lead semiconductor light source
  13. 13. WHAT’S A BREAD BOARD?
  14. 14. BREAD BOARD Quickly Building ProtoTypes Can be reused for other projects Debugging
  15. 15. HOW DOES IT WORK?
  16. 16. PARTICLE IS RUNNING CODE
  17. 17. SOIL SENSOR 3V RED WIRE BLACK GROUND YELLOW DATA
  18. 18. ADD THE PARTICLE PHOTON TO THE BREAD BOARD
  19. 19. CONNECT WHITE WIRE TO I1 AND +
  20. 20. CONNECT BLACK WIRE TO GND (I4) AND -
  21. 21. ATTACH GREEN LED D3 (LONG END) AND SHORT END TO -
  22. 22. ATTACH RED LED D1 (LONG END) AND SHORT END TO -
  23. 23. ATTACH RED WIRE TO + AND +
  24. 24. ATTACH BLACK WIRE TO (TOP) - AND (BOTTOM) -
  25. 25. ATTACH YELLOW WIRE TO A0
  26. 26. ATTACH BROWN WIRE TO BOTTOM - ROW
  27. 27. ATTACH ORANGE WIRE TO BOTTOM + ROW
  28. 28. ATTACH SOIL SENSOR YELLOW TO YELLOW ORANGE TO RED BROWN TO BLACK
  29. 29. POWER UPPlug in the micro usb cable to the particle photon
  30. 30. IS YOUR RED LED BLINKING?
  31. 31. THE SENSOR
  32. 32. VERIFY YOUR DATA
  33. 33. VERIFY RESULTS MULTIPLE TESTS 1. View data from dry plant 2. View data from wet plant 3. View data without plant
  34. 34. QUESTIONS?
  35. 35. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ➤ Particle - https://particle.io ➤ Adafruit - https://adafruit.com ➤ Sparkfun - https://sparkfun.com ➤ Make: - https://makezine.com/ ➤ Instructables - https://www.instructables.com/
  36. 36. THANK YOU

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