The MonkMakes Plant Monitor is a capacitive moisture meter that also measures temperature and relative humidity. Because it uses a capacitive moisture sensor, there is no electrical contact with the soil, so the probe doesn't corrode in the way that resistive sensors do.

In this guide, you will learn how to use the Plant Monitor's serial (UART) interface with CircuitPython. As an example, you'll use the ten Neopixel LEDs on a Circuit Playground Express to indicate the moisture level. 

Parts

Monk Makes Plant Monitor
If you're like me and have trouble keeping your calatheas and pepperomias happy and not overwatering them to root rot ruin, why not take a gander at the...
$9.95
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A Black woman's manicured hand holds a round microcontroller with lit up LEDs.
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
$24.95
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Bundle of Small Alligator Clip Test Leads
Connect this to that without soldering using these handy mini alligator clip test leads. 15" cables with alligator clip on each end, color coded. You get 12 pieces in 6 colors....
$3.95
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B - 3 foot long
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
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This guide was first published on Apr 26, 2023. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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