With the DIY Thirsty Plant Kit, you can create a circuit and build a solar-powered moisture sensor that lets you know when your plants need watering.
Step One - Make:
Make your own moisture sensor out of plaster of Paris and nails. Then twist together your circuit and power it all with a solar panel that will tell an LED to flash when your plants need watering.
Step Two - Play:
Before you attach your solar panel to your circuit. Feel the sun's power by placing the wires onto your tongue - expect a buzz.
Step Three - Learn:
How to make a simple circuit using basic electronics with no soldering required to help keep your plants happy.
Step Four - Invent:
Use the principles learnt in this kit to make more sensors around your space as well as circuits that have a practical application to help simplify your life. Use an Arduino to create Automatic watering cans, plants that tweet… the world of sensors and gardening is your oyster.
A great introduction to electronics that can then be programmed, the DIY Thirsty Plant Kit is suitable for ages 8 and above (with supervision). Technology Will Save Us designs devices that you make yourself. Its DIY kits and resources offer the best way to learn new skills, make cool gadgets and begin your journey as a tech maker. All of the kits are vehicles for education that encourage people to make, play, learn and invent with technology.
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