Things used in this project

Hardware components:
Particle Photon
×1
SparkFun Photon Battery Shield
×1
Adafruit Lithium Ion Polymer battery 2500ma
×1
SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor
×1
SparkFun Soil Temperature Sensor
×1
Adafruit SI1145 UV/IR/visible light sensor
×1
Adafruit Rugged On/Off Pushbutton with green LED
×1
SparkFun Screw - Phillips Head (1/2", 4-40, 10 pack)
×1
SparkFun Standoff - Nylon (4-40; 3/8"; 10 pack)
×1
Software apps and online services:
SparkFun Phant
www.dweet.io
Freeboard.io
Hand tools and fabrication machines:
SparkFun Big Red Box - Enclosure
fused silica glass .5 inches-part # P105040
Adafruit Waterproof Polarized 4-Wire Cable Set-count 4
USB Waterproof Connector - Rugged part# RR-214300-30 count 1
Seal Cap (Optional) for USB Connector part#RR-1C523122
PLAY X STORE®6-Inch Micro USB to Mini USB Adapter Cable M/M
Adafruit Cable Gland PG-9 size - 0.158" to 0.252" Cable Diameter - PG-9

Schematics

Photon on SparkFun Battery Shield
Photon and battery shield with wired sensors, pushbutton switch and USB connector.
Photon battery shield
Pushbutton On/Off switch.
Pushbutton On/Off switch with LED. LED lights when switch is operated or power is applied to USB connector. To charge the battery the switch must be in the ON position and power applied to the USB connector.
Pushbutton
SI1145 Adafruit breakout board
The SI1145 breakout board from Adafruit is a sensor that outputs UV Index, IR and visible light intensity. It uses the I2C bus.
Si1145breakoutboard

Code

Github
https://github.com/wmjenk/The_Little_Red_Box

Credits

Alaskasmile
William M Jenkins

I am interested in neuroscience, adaptive learning, STEM education, organic gardening and teaching.

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