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plant sensor, LCD: it works!

a follow up on week 6 homework. turns out soldering was the ticket!

(better documentation, details to come later)

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new toys: rain sensor, LCD [bloopers]

For this week, I wanted to make a plant interface which could tell you if the plant needed water. (I have a soft spot for this “Internet of Plants” future…)

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Here are all the parts at play. Note that it doesn’t work (yet.)

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I definitely upped the ante on myself this week! This post will mainly be about my process and struggles.

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I spent most of my time playing around with these two new sensors….

This lovely rain sensor:

… and this very finnicky 16×2 liquid crystal display (LCD):

src: alibaba.com

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