I’m not amazing at looking after plants. They need to be a pretty rugged species to survive my sporadic and forgetful approach to plant care! Perhaps this Smart Plant monitoring system could improve my game.
The base model Smart Plant is an IoT-enabled health monitor for your plant with no screen or onboard power supply. It can monitor a host of different plant vitals, from soil moisture and light levels to ambient temperatures and humidity. The onboard ESP32-S module means you can upload the ESP Home firmware and connect this device to your home assistant for even more automated plant care, or alternatively, you could use the IoT functions to datalog your plants’ environment.
Whilst you’re buying the basic IoT version you might consider some of the add on’s that are available for the board. Adding a crisp E-Ink display gives you a heap of easily readable information “onsite” and you can customise the display to your precise needs. Other options include a 1000mAh battery and you could treat your Smart Plant device to a 3D-printed case.
The Smart Plant is open source so you can tinker with the design and the firmware; the creator has also released the STL files for the enclosure should you wish to print your own.