Moestuindert is an autonomous project that enhances the interaction between the plant and human by making your plant act more like a pet. The pot is the body of the plant.
Duration: 12 weeks
First experimentation with light. The color and brightness.
Prototype meant to be glided over existing plant pots. This turned out to be a bad idea due to many reasons.
First prototype of a small scale pot. To test the measurement of soil moisture, light and temperature.
The light nicely diffused through the plastic. It is way too fragile because of the soldering on the outside.
I never dared to actually put soil and water in my pot. No way my electronics are going to survive that.
To make it easier to controlable and reliable I switched to a 60 pixel Neopixel ring from Adafruit. If you want to do something with LED's, use these!
After lots of experimentation and usertesting I make this diagram to show what color is what. Later I decided to cancel the combinations of possibilities to make it easier to understand.