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Member Since: October 11, 2010

Country: United States

  • I too am having trouble confirming that the output is as it should be. With the probe NOT inserted in soil, I get a reading of about 8. In dry-ish soil it was about 3300, and then in saturated soil it went DOWN to about 3200. Also as I slowly added water every so often, I wasn’t get a nice consistent change in the reading. Can anyone comment on this? FYI i’m going into a Photo board. thanks

  • Note there is now XCTU software for the Mac:

  • I’ll just weigh in that I recently finished a project with the imp to control a motorized gauge over wifi to display some data. The experience was very good. Having attempted the same project a while back using Arduino and a WiFi shield, this was a much better experience for me personally because Squirrel is a language I prefer for its high-level functions; also, I could push data to the device using a Raspberry Pi instead of having to pull reams of XML and then filter out the few bytes I needed using C like with the Arduino. The networking configuration worked great. The optical means of configuring the device with the SSID and password is an elegant solution to that problem. I’m really looking forward to trying out the other port functionality beyond the PWM feature I’m using now. If you don’t like working with bleeding-edge technologies from a new company, then don’t jump in now, because things are moving quickly.

    Bottom line: this is like most any technology, it’s great for what it’s designed for. And if you have concerns about the ecosystem then just use something else.

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