DIY soil moisture sensor.

How to hack a pathway light to make a soil moisture sensor.

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Need a fun summer project that can improve your home? Why not build your own soil moisture sensor! All it takes is a pathway light from a hardware/dollar store and some metal probes!

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Other Materials You Could Use:

  • Galvanized nails
  • Steel rods
  • Copper tape
  • Gypsum plaster

Check out the full tutorial for more information and step by step instructions on how to make your own!


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  • Finding the yx8018 spec took some time. So might as well post it here for others (with the way to auto-translate. Go Google!) …

    Original shiningic.com website translated