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A better DIY garden soil moisture sensor

The hobbyist soil moisture sensors I experimented with corroded away very quickly, so I wanted to come up with a DIY robust sensor.

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A better DIY garden soil moisture sensor

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Stainless steel tent peg or meat skewer
×2
0.15mm Nickel tape
×1
26 AWG Hook-up Wire
×1
8x8mm square section pine timber
×1
Heat shrink
×1
Kapton tape
×1
Solder
×1
Hot glue
×1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Pulse welding machine (e.g., Sunkko 737G)
These are intended for spot welding nickel tape to LiPo battery packs made up from individual cells (e.g., 18650). But as demonstrated they work great for welding a solderable tab to a tent peg.
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot Air Gun

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