With the FunHouse and Home Assistant, you can automatically be alerted if your pet's bowl gets too low. For this project we are using the Simple Water Sensor. Even though it is designed to be a digital sensor, it will actually work in analog mode to give you a little more granularity. In this way, you can tell if your pet's water level is good, low, or needs water added.

In order to mitigate the effects of running electricity through water, the sensor is only on for a very short period of time to take a reading and turns back off. This is accomplished by using 2 of the ports on the FunHouse. One supplies the voltage to the sensor through the GPIO line and the other takes the reading.

We'll go over how to get your sensor set up and configure Home Assistant to read the status of the sensor and also send you notifications within the Home Assistant environment.

Parts

Top-down video of Adafruit Funhouse PCB. The TFT display shows a data readout, and the NeoPixel LEDs glow rainbow colors.
Home is where the heart is...it's also where we keep all our electronic bits. So why not wire it up with sensors and actuators to turn our house into an electronic wonderland....
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Video of someone dunking the water sensor into a glass of water. The TFT on the FunHouse displays a wetness gauge that goes from 0 to 100.
Keep wet things wet and dry things dry by detecting when the dry things get wet by accident! This palm-sized cherry-red water sensor is simple and easy to implement in your...
$1.95
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You'll need 2 of these STEMMA adapters.

Angled shot of STEMMA JST PH 3-Pin to Female Header Cable - 200mm.
This cable will let you turn a JST PH 3-pin cable port into 3 individual wires with high-quality 0.1" female header sockets on the end. We're carrying these to match up with...
$1.25
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Three pin Servo Extension Cable - 50cm / 19.5" long.
Stretch out your servo connections with this flexible servo extension cord. It has a 3 pin shrouded "male" connection to plug your servo into and then, 50cm later, a 3 pin...
$2.50
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 6 pack of Clear Adhesive Squares
UGlu Dashes are perfect for a variety of small projects. These adhesive squares provide a stronger bond to most surfaces and are cleaner and easier to...
$0.95
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Angled shot of four magnet feet.
Got a glorious RGB Matrix project you want to mount and display in your workspace or home? If you have one of the matrix panels listed below, you'll need a pack of these...
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USB Type A to Type C Cable - 1ft - 0.3 meter
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...
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This guide was first published on May 14, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-05-14 17:06:52 -0400.

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