PyPortal IoT Planter

Build a smart planter with Adafruit PyPortal and CircuitPython. Monitor your plants vitals with Adafruit STEMMA Soil Sensor and plot moisture and temperature data. Use Adafruit IO to create a visual dashboard with gauges of your plants water levels.

Audio & Animations with CircuitPython

The display shows an animation of the water levels and moisture and temperature values. The planter will play custom audio alerts when the water is too high or low. 

3D Printed Case

The enclosure design mimics our PyPortal retro cases. Thick bezels and round edges makes the build look simple and cute. With the soil sensor hidden inside the planter, it's gives the plant a clean look and lets it show off its flora. 

Parts

Parts used to build this project. The soil sensor and speaker connect directly into the PyPortal so there's no soldering needed!

Adafruit PyPortal Titano

PRODUCT ID: 4444
The PyPortal Titano is the big sister to our popular PyPortal now with twice as many pixels! The PyPortal...
$59.95
IN STOCK

Adafruit STEMMA Soil Sensor - I2C Capacitive Moisture Sensor

PRODUCT ID: 4026
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
IN STOCK

Mini Oval Speaker - 8 Ohm 1 Watt

PRODUCT ID: 3923
Hear the good news! This wee speaker is a great addition to any audio project where you need 8 ohm impedance and 1W or less of power. We particularly like...
OUT OF STOCK

STEMMA Cable - 150mm/6" Long 4 Pin JST-PH Cable–Female/Female

PRODUCT ID: 3568
This 4-wire cable is a little over 150mm / 6" long and fitted with JST-PH female 4-pin connectors on each end. These types of JST cables are commonly found on small rechargeable...
$0.75
IN STOCK

Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread

PRODUCT ID: 3299
Totaling 380 pieces, this M2.5 Screw Set is a must-have for your workstation. You'll have enough screws, nuts, and hex standoffs to fuel your maker...
$16.95
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USB Type A to Type C Cable - approx 1 meter / 3 ft long

PRODUCT ID: 4474
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
IN STOCK

5V 1A (1000mA) USB port power supply - UL Listed

PRODUCT ID: 501
Need a USB jack for charging or powering a project, but don't want to lug around a computer? This switching supply gives a clean regulated output at up to 1000mA! 110 or 240 input,...
$5.95
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8 x M3 Machine Screws
M3 x 4mm

Feed Me!

The plant used in this project are Venus Fly Traps. Their natural habitat are subtropical wetlands.

This guide was first published on Feb 05, 2020. It was last updated on Feb 05, 2020.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 24, 2020.