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Tuesday, May 24 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Free Crash Course: Build a Talking Plant

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In this 2 hour workshop, Jordan Skole, campus director for The Iron Yard will teach you how to wire up a Particle Photon and a soil moisture sensor. Once the sensor is gathering readings, you will connect to an external api and send a SMS message if your plant’s soil falls above or below a certain threshold.

https://github.com/jordanskole/ray-the-plant

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS

Anybody is welcome to attend this event and follow-along and take notes. 
In order to participate in this event, you will need a small set of equipment. A LIMITED number of kits will be available for purchase at the event for $30, but are first come first serve. 

If you would like to bring your own hardware to event, you will need one of each of the items on this list - http://sfe.io/w127534
  • Particle Photon (with or without headers)
  • Sparkfun Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Breadboard
  • Micro usb to usb adaptor
  • Hookup wire
  • Laptop (with python installed if you have a windows computer)
In order to maximize our time together, please prepare your workstation by completing the following tasks:


Speakers
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Jordan Skole

Campus Director, The Iron Yard
Jordan is the Campus Director for The Iron Yard Detroit, and is a big fan of DIY and IoT projects.