Materials

Parts Needed:

1 x Circuit Playground Express
Circuit Playground Express
1 x Circuit Playground Bolt-On Kit
Circuit Playground Bolt-On Kit
1 x Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread
Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread
1 x Sugru - Black and White Pack
Sugru - Black and White Pack
1 x USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger - v2
USB / DC / Solar Lithium Ion/Polymer charger - v2
1 x Medium 6V 2W Solar panel - 2.0 Watt
Medium 6V 2W Solar panel - 2.0 Watt
1 x 3.5 / 1.3mm or 3.8 / 1.1mm to 5.5 / 2.1mm DC Jack Adapter Cable
3.5 / 1.3mm or 3.8 / 1.1mm to 5.5 / 2.1mm DC Jack Adapter Cable
1 x Small Plastic Project Enclosure - Weatherproof with Clear Top
Small Plastic Project Enclosure - Weatherproof with Clear Top
1 x Waterproof DS18B20 Digital temperature sensor + extras
Waterproof DS18B20 Digital temperature sensor + extras
2 x Cable Gland PG-9 size - 0.158" to 0.252" Cable Diameter - PG-9
Cable Gland PG-9 size - 0.158" to 0.252" Cable Diameter - PG-9
1 x Waterproof DC Power Cable Set - 5.5/2.1mm
Waterproof DC Power Cable Set - 5.5/2.1mm
1 x Drill
To drill holes for enclosure and mounting
1 x 1/8" Drill Bit
Drilling holes for M4 Screws (enclosure mounting)
1 x 3/32" Drill bit
Drilling holes for M3 Screws (enclosure mounting)
1 x #46 Drill Bit (0.081")
Drilling holes for M2.5 Screws (enclosure mounting)
1 x Ruler
To measure and mark parts
1 x Pack of Popsicle Sticks
For mounting components in enclosure
2 x Nails
For moisture sensing though capacitive touch. Any old nail will do
1 x Heat Shrink Pack
Heat Shrink Pack
1 x Soldering Iron
Soldering Iron
1 x Solder Wire
Solder Wire
1 x Lighter or matches
For shrinking heat shrink
1 x 22 - 28 Gauge Stranded Wire
22 - 28 Gauge Stranded Wire
1 x Table clamp
For drilling mounting holes in popsicle sticks
1 x Compost Bin
A bin to store compost in and install enclosure and panel on.

Optional (for prototyping):

1 x Small Alligator Clip Test Lead (set of 12)
Small Alligator Clip Test Lead (set of 12)
1 x Half-size breadboard
Half-size breadboard
1 x Breadboarding wire bundle
Breadboarding jumper wires
1 x A small container with some soil or dirt
For testing sensors
This guide was first published on Aug 29, 2018. It was last updated on Aug 29, 2018. This page (Materials) was last updated on Nov 28, 2019.