Mindsets Plant Moisture Monitor Solder Kit
• Never let your plants go thirsty again - a flashing red LED lets you know when your plants require watering
• Adjustable sensitivity for different plants
• Fun and easy to solder with 16 parts
• Requires a 3V CR2025 battery (not included)What can I do with this kit?
Tell at a glance if your plants need watering with this moisture monitor. Stick the monitor in the soil with your plants and, when the moisture level fall pass a pre-set level, a red LED flashes to let you know the plant needs watering. Adjust the sensitivity to suit your plant with the potentiometer. This kit is fun to solder for any ability level, and has 16 parts. What can I learn from this kit?
Plants need water and sunlight to be happy and healthy, and this monitor lets you tell at a glance whether they need more water. Different plants need different amounts of water – so you can use the potentiometer to set the sensitivity to the right level. The monitor works by sensing the resistance of the soil around it to see how much water there is. It does this because water conducts electricity far better than soil. This kit includes a tester button so you can check that the battery is still operational. The kit requires a soldering iron
and solder and may require wire cutters. How easy is this kit to solder?
This kit contains a variety of common components for you to solder and see how they fit into a circuit. This is a great introduction to electronics and a useful tool for indoor gardening. You can add to your kit by creating an enclosure – making sure the bottom sensor and LED are accessible – or add an audible, rather than visual, alert using a suitable buzzer. This kit requires a 3V CR2025 battery
|Number of components in the kit?
|Power supply requirements
||DC 3V lithium (20 mm) Coin Cell Battery
||121 mm x 24 mm x 1.5 mm
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