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Windsor Hackforge Smart Garden Workshop: Soil Sensors & the Internet of Things
June 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Take your indoor garden to the next step with this all-levels workshop. Learn to create a device that will tell you when your plants are thirsty by turning on a light, sending a text, or tweeting! At the end, you will have a full, functional Particle Photon kit to take home.
The particle photon is a compact arduino-like microcontroller that connects to the cloud. You can write programs for it using a web browser or a smartphone app. When your program is ready, you can upload it to your Photon over the Wifi. Recommended age: 14+ Some background experience with the Arduino platform is encouraged but not necessary. Please bring a laptop and smart phone!
Kit includes: 1 x Particle Photon
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Breadboard
1 x IR LED
1 x IR Receiver
1 x Photoresistor
1 x Soil Moisture Sensor
2 x 8mm RGB LED
2 x Toggle switch
1 x Tactile switch
15 x Resistors
30 x Male-Male Jumpers