This product measures soil moisture levels by capacitive sensing, rather than resistive sensing like other types of moisture sensor. It is made of a corrosion resistant material giving it a long service life. Insert it into soil and impress your friends with the real-time soil moisture data!
The product includes an on-board voltage regulator which gives it an operating voltage range of 3.3 ~ 5.5V. It is compatible with low-voltage MCUs (both 3.3V and 5V logic). To make it compatible with a Raspberry Pi, an ADC converter is required.
This sensor is compatible with our 3-pin "Gravity" interface, which means it can be directly connected to the Gravity I/O Expansion Shield
The following image shows an example project - a device that notifies you when a plant needs to be watered.
Analog Soil Moisture Sensor Projects:
Get a text or call if your plant is getting too dry, along with a nice LCD display giving information regarding your plant's health.
- Supports Gravity 3-Pin Interface
- Analog Output
- Gardening & Farming
- Moisture Detection
- Intelligent Agriculture
- Operating Voltage: 3.3 ~ 5.5 VDC
- Output Voltage: 0 ~ 3.0VDC
- Interface: PH2.0-3P
- Dimension: 98mm * 23mm (3.86in x 0.905in)
- Weight: 15g
- Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor x1
- Analog Sensor Cable x1
|Projects|ProjectsProject 1. Wireless Soil Moisture Probe with Helium and DFRobot
Plants die all the time from lack of watering. You're busy and those ferns aren't going to raise their hands when feeling parched. So, for the plant enthusiast on the go, this prototype soil moisture probe is your ticket to happy and healthy ferns and ficus.
Constructing your complete soil moisture probe using the Gravity Capacitive Soil Moisture Sensor, a Helium Atom Prototyping Module, a Helium Arduino Adapter, and an Arduino UNO