This SELF-ASSEMBLY electronic kit allows you to build a cute gadget that can measure the humidity of your plant's soil so you'll always know when to give it more or less water!
The panda shaped PCB has gold plated contact points or probes that can measure the humidity of a plant's soil. The kit is very easy to assemble and once finished, you can simply stick it into the soil of your favourite houseplant. The bright RGB LEDs that mimic the panda's eyes will light up every 30 seconds to show the status of the soil. The soil is either too wet, too dry or perfect. A word of advice; you do not want the panda to stare at you with fiery red eyes so keep your plant happy!
Because each plant has different needs, we added two thumbwheels to adjust the sensitivity. The right wheel adjusts the distance sensitivity and the left wheel enables you to adjust the moist sensitivity. There will be no dead plants on this panda's watch!
The kit is powered by two CR2032 batteries (not incl.) and they'll keep the panda alive for at least two whole months.
Watch this video to find out how you can set up the Panda to the needs of your plant. Mind you, it is important to start off with the right level of hydrated soil for your specific plant!
Here's some extra explanation on the wheels or 'ears' of your Panda: the Panda has a 'centre' wheel and a 'range' wheel which you can adjust according to your type of plant. The centre wheel will indicate what the perfect amount of hydration is for your plant's soil on a scale of 0 to 100. The range wheel will indicate the range in which the hydration for your plant's soil may vary. For example; on a scale of 0 to 100, 80 is the perfect amount of hydrated soil for basil. But the hydration of the soil may also range from 70 to 90, and the plant will still be happy.
Please note that the product supplied will be the new WSAK201 version that Velleman has rebranded and now supplies in environmentally friendly packaging. The kit is identical to the original Velleman MK201.
|Supply||2 x CR2032 batteries (not included - Order Code 656.264UK)|
|Current consumption||100 uA|
|Dimensions||76.4 x 142.5 x 10 mm|
|Probe length||42 mm|
|Product Format||SELF-ASSEMBLY electronic kit (KT) Product Formats Info|
|Documentation||Whadda WSAK201 Assembly Manual|