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Mindsets Plant Moisture Monitor Solder Kit

Code: N17FL

  • 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

Product details

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.

Specifications
Number of components in the kit? 16
Soldering required Yes
Voltage 3V
Power supply requirements DC 3V lithium (20 mm) Coin Cell Battery
Board size 121 mm x 24 mm x 1.5 mm

Does this kit require soldering? I have a soldering iron but need to know if I need to buy some more solder

Asked by: Rachel
Yes this kit does require soldering.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-09-05

does this have a schematic drawing with it and is it pre assembled or do you wire it yourself?

Asked by: gheee
It comes with a manual and building instructions as you do have to build it yourself.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

I''d like more info on these products, does the manufacturer have a Website?
Asked by: Anonymous
The manufacturer does not have a website.
Answered by: TJ
Date published: 2015-07-17

Just in response to the first question, It can be adjusted I bought one today and it says on the inside of packet: The sensitivity can be adjusted by rotating the potentiometer, R5 Hope this helps nearly didn't get one myself for that reason.
Asked by: Anonymous
Thanks for your feedback.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

is the moisture level sensor adjustable? ie tomato plants need more water than a cactus?
Asked by: Anonymous
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: JK
Date published: 2015-07-17

what batteries does it take? where can i get the batteries from?
Asked by: Anonymous
please see the product overview
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17
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N17FL Mindsets Plant Moisture Monitor Solder Kit (1+) £7.99

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