Soil Moisture Sensor for Arduino
If you are building a system to irrigate your plants automatically monitoring the soil moisture is more reliable than set watering cycles, so that only watering when your plants need, avoiding problems by overwatering. Here we will explain how to use one of these soil moisture sensors to Arduino.
Waterproof DS18B20 temperature probe.
If you are automating a hydroponic system, aquaponic or just an aquarium, you know that have monitored the water temperature is critical to your system stays in top condition. Among the variety of submersibles temperature probes find a solution based on digital DS18B20 sensor. Here we explain how you can use with Arduino.
Arduino Ethernet Shield
Among the different ways to communicate with an Arduino, one is to use an Ethernet Shield will allow us to our Arduino to behave as a server or a client. Here we explain it up and running in a basic way.
Extract GIF from video with mplayer.
If you‘ve ever wanted to extract a GIF from a video and you did not know how to do this, we propose a simple way to do it with Linux. you have no excuses to generate your own GIFs of your favorite videos.
ATX breakout board bench power supply.
One of the first tools you need to build your electronics lab is a power supply. If you do not have much money to invest you can recycle a ATX power supply through this board.
4-Channel relay module
To control voltage fed else than we can use Arduino devices most common method is by relays. The relays provide us with electrical isolation between Arduino and the device in question we want to control such a lighting system, an engine AC or DC. Thus by means of Arduino digital pins we put on and off electrical appliances with a 0 or a 1.
LED grow lights
We can now find a variety of bulbs intended for indoor growing, but do you really get what we are offering?
Non-invasive AC Current Sensor SCT-013-000.
Non-invasive AC Current Sensors are a good way to measure real consumption without altering the electrical composition of the elements to be analyzed. They work by magnetic induction, so that the field generated in the cable, used to power the device, induces a current in the transformer integrated in the sensor. In this way we can know what the current is in the power cable and therefore the actual consumption of the device to be measured.
Temperature and humidity sensor
If you are looking for a low cost sensor for measuring temperature and humidity one of the most common options is the DHT11 sensor. It has excellent quality, fast response, interference protection, digital communication and accurate calibration. All this makes it one of the most used for small home projects like greenhouses, home automation, controls temperature regulators, indoor thermometers or relative humidity sensors. Continue reading