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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  • Member #812901 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Hi, this project helped me to find the moisture level in my small garden. But this project wont help for my agriculture land. I want an advancement in this project. I'm sharing a link which is found so helpful for me. Can you suggest any other project. Please do find this link.

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

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