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.
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
- 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: