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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Barry Cugley, Jun 18, 2004.

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  1. Barry Cugley

    Barry Cugley Guest

    Hello

    I have just built the datalogger Picaxe 18X datalogger (kit number AXE110).
    It seems to be working as it should with the temperature and light sensors
    that came with the kit.

    Now I want to add a soil moisture sensor to the datalogger. The purpose of
    the setup will be to determine if a patch of garden needs to be watered, so
    accurate measurement of the soil moisture content should not be necessary. A
    sensor which could tell the difference between "damp", "wet" and "dry" soil
    would probably do fine. Even a sensor which could tell the difference
    between "wet" and "dry" would be a start.

    Does anyone know what can be used as a soil moisture meter with this kit?

    Thanks for any assistance
    Barry
     
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    112,000 hits at
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=soil+moisture+meter

    Have Fun!
     
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