Arduino Self-Watering Plant Pot

In today’s fast-paced era, everyone’s to-do lists are getting more and more daunting. Through this maze of assignments and appointments, many seemingly insignificant tasks can be forgotten and remain unchecked. For instance, watering your potted plants may seem unimportant when you have three papers to finish, four assignments to complete, two midterm exams to study for, a budget to handle and two upcoming birthday celebrations to prepare for. Unfortunately, your plants do need constant care, and, one morning, you’ll wake up to see them fragile and brittle, their leaves all dried out and their petals a much paler hue than you remembered. However, there is a way to avoid this upsetting situation without ruining your schedule and gnawing away at your precious time! We have devised a special pot that will measure the soil moisture of your potted plant and water it when said moisture becomes to low. This way, all you have to worry about is filling the water reservoir every now and then. Our object consist of a base, which is the water reservoir, in which we have inserted a submersible water pump. A tube is connected this pump and travels through a hole at the bottom of the first pot and comes out at the top to bend over the soil in the second pot. Indeed, there are two pots inserted one in another. The first one is the bigger one, and it contains the arduino and the battery. The arduino is linked to the pump and to a soil moisture sensor, which must be inserted in the soil in the second pot above. Whenever your soil becomes too dry, the motor of the pump is set into motion and water flows up the tube and into the second pot. To use this object, simply plant your flower or your herbs in the top pot and insert the soli moisture sensor in the soil. Make sure the tube is well-positionned over your soil, and make sure to check the base’s water content every now and then.”

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