Always on the computer with no time to water your plants? Build an internet-enabled planter to send notifications over a Slack or Discord channel when it needs water.

In this project, you'll build an IoT planter using the Raspberry Pi Pico RP2040 and the STEMMA Soil Sensor. Then, you'll add an AirLift breakout board to connect it to the internet and send sensor data to Adafruit IO. Finally, you'll use Adafruit IO's reactive trigger features to send webhook notifications about your planter to a Discord or Slack server.

For this project, you can use Slack or Discord. While it is possible to do both, this guide won't go into that.

Parts

Most low cost soil sensors are resistive style, where there's two prongs and the sensor measures the conductivity between the two. These work OK at first, but eventually...
$7.50
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A new chip means a new Feather, and the Raspberry Pi RP2040 is no exception. When we saw this chip we thought "this chip is going to be awesome when we give it the Feather...
$11.95
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Give your Feather project a lift with the Adafruit AirLift FeatherWing - a FeatherWing that lets you use the powerful ESP32 as a WiFi co-processor. You probably have your...
$12.95
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This is the FeatherWing Doubler - a prototyping add-on and more for all Feather boards. This is similar to our
$7.50
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Are you a maker in the midst of a STEMMA dilemma? This 200mm long 4-wire...
$0.95
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As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit. This  USB Type A to Type C cable will help you with the transition to USB C, even if you're still...
$4.95
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This guide was first published on Jun 02, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-06-08 12:05:38 -0400.

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