Moisture Sensing in the Garden Using Microcontrollers
Saturday May 8, 2010
Led by Keith Simmons and the creators of Wireplant
Create electronic moisture sensors for use in the garden. Participants will solder an arduino microcontroller and hand craft up to 6 analog moisture sensors that will light up when plants need water. Keeping a garden properly watered is challenging; Bonsai apprentices will sometimes study for years before they undertake the complex task of watering.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm @ the MIT Museum
- Create analog moisture sensors
- Build a digital microcontroller
- Discuss basic gardening
- Learn to solder
- Take home assembled kit
Who is Invited?Adults and teens (ages 15+) interested in gardening or electronics. Workshop limited to 12 participants.
What is the Workshop Cost?Participants will need to purchase the moisture sensing kit for $30 in addition to a $25 registration fee. Kits are available at the workshop and include everything necessary to build the microcontroller and sensors. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch; Pizza and other quick food items are also available within a short walking distance.
How do I Register?Register here
Where is the Workshop?The MIT Museum is located near the north shore of the Charles River Basin in Cambridge, MA, a few blocks from the central part of the MIT campus.
The MIT Museum is accessible via public transportation, and is within three miles of two major interstate highways. The Museum is approximately a 30 minute walk from downtown Boston or from Harvard Square.
Click here for directions to the MIT Museum
Workshop supported by Sprout.