This is what I am working on right now at the course Innovative mobile services and systems.
Together with three other project members and in collaboration with a local company we are developing the service smart plants. Using LoRa sensors we are trying to ‘bring light to’ the indoor plants at Umeå University. By connecting a raspberry pi to the LoRa sensors we will try to engage the students in how indoor plants affect us.
With this project I am using a raspberry pi, 7” touchscreen and a soil moisture sensor.
The soil moisture sensor is connected to the raspberry pi’s GPIO pins. This is how to start reading the sensors on the pi.
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) channel = 17 GPIO.setup(channel, GPIO.IN) GPIO.add_event_detect(channel, GPIO.BOTH, bouncetime=300) print(GPIO.input(channel))
Check out the github project here.