Some people have a “green thumb,” a natural talent for maintaining their house plants or gardens. Other people, like myself, have a little more trouble taking care of them. While we’ve seen soil moisture trackers before, this Plant Environment Monitor takes things several steps further.
Using a combination of humidity, temperature, light, and soil nutrition sensors, this solution offers everything you’ll need to keep your plants healthy. The device was created as part of a project to produce a low-power, low-cost wireless device using the nRF52832 chip.
Not only is this chip compatible with Arduino, but it’s also fully compatible with other chips in the series, including the nRF51, 24L, and 24AP series. There is an option to include a LIR2450 battery with the purchase, or you can use your own. The ultra low-power allows 2 months per charge, with the option to charge it using any 5 volt power source.
With a device like this, plant owners like myself can finally have house plants that stick around.