Archive for the ‘Watering’ Category

Sprinkler Board for Raspberry Pi

Monday, March 10th, 2014

OpenSprinkler Pi is “an extension board for the Raspberry Pi” that “makes use of the Raspi’s GPIO pins to directly interface with sprinkler valves. ”  Read more on this OpenSprinkler Pi page.

Fancy Building a Raspberry Pi Moisture Sensor?

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Here’s a good tutorial on building a moisture sensor project for Raspberry Pi.

Moisture Sensor for Raspberry Pi, in soil

Randolfo’s Auotmated Plant Watering System

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Here’s an excellent (and well-commented) Instructables how-to on making a watering system that monitors soil moister and The only drawback I see is the need to remember to fill the resevoir — but I can see this extended to send SMS alerts or to use plumbing or a large-capacity water supply waters as needed.

Plant self-watering system on


The article contains a good parts list for everything except the Ardiono Uno. All the items are available at Radio Shack except perhaps the TOM Aquarium lifter pump — available from Amazon.