SIGFOX Talking Plant

On this first tutorial, we wanted to make something come alive. What about a plant talking by itself on twitter? What about a plant complaining when it is getting dry,…

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On this first tutorial, we wanted to make something come alive.

What about a plant talking by itself on twitter? What about a plant complaining when it is getting dry, saying hello every morning, feeling lonely during the week end when everyone left the office?

Plant talking on twitter

If you want to reproduce this tutorial by yourself, we published it on both Instructables and Hackster platforms.
We tried to be as much explicit as we could – from how to build the device to the data monitoring in a web app.
This project is completely open-source, feel free to modify and to share how you did it.
We wanted to monitor the soil moisture, the brightness of the room and the temperature. In order to do so, we used the following materials:

  • an ATMEL EVK shield
  • an ARDUINO UNO
  • a USB cable (type A)
  • a 10 kΩ resistor
  • a photocell resistor
  • a moisture sensor
  • few male-to-male cables
  • a breadboard

The wiring is actually very simple:

sigfox talking plant wiring

The web app source code is also provided on Github, it is based on AngularJS.

sigfox talking plant data visualisation

So… Ready to get started?

Check the tutorial on:

Instructables

Hackster.io

Instructable Sigfox talking plant

 

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