💬 Soil Moisture Sensor SMD
very nice @tonnerre33 !
I have finished this project
I haven't tested the last version for a long time but the previous version are always working fine.
If you have any request, tell me and if someone can make a beautifull enclosure, that's will be awesome.
I haven't yet a 3D printer but i hope i'll have it one day .
I had thought of doing something like this, but integrating the probe right into the circuit board which would eliminate the need to purchase a separate probe. So far it has just been a thought though.
@dbemowsk Thx for your comment.
I had thought about it too but i think is more expensive to buy a bigger pcb than a separate probe.
And one more thing, with the corrosion i think we have to change the probe after few years. So if we have to change it, it's better to have one distinct.
Sorry for the off-topic, but your site is beautifull
with the corrosion i think we have to change the probe after few years. So if we have to change it, it's better to have one distinct.
Something I hadn't thought of. Good argument to that side of it. I would say that that argument heavily sways the decision away from integrating the sensor.
Thanks for the compliment on the site. That is a recent rebuild of my old site to a better CMS. I need to get some more content on it though.
I would say that that argument heavily sways the decision away from integrating the sensor.
Yes or we need to change the kind of the probe. I already saw a project with a probe without contact between the copper and the earth. I think this kind of probe reduces or removes the problem of the corrosion but i don't know how to make it.
We can find an example here : https://wemakethings.net/chirp/
But at the time when I have watched, the price of the pcb like this was very expensive. Maybe i can take a look now cause prices of pcb have decreased on pcbway