Prototyping

Before we build this thing, we want to test it out to make sure everything is working properly. We'll use:

  • A container and some soil or dirt to act as the compost so we can measure and calibrate temperature and moisture levels
  • A CPX to hook up our sensors and send the readings to a computer
  • A bread board to wire the 4.7K Ohm resistor that is needed to use the temperature sensor
  • The waterproof DS18B20 digital temperature sensor
  • Two nails for moisture sensing
  • Alligator clips
  • Breadboard wires
  • A micro usb cable
  • A computer
  • Mu editor for writing code and receiving sensor values
This guide was first published on Aug 29, 2018. It was last updated on Aug 29, 2018. This page (Prototyping) was last updated on Oct 19, 2019.