William M Jenkins
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The Little Red Box™

The Little Red Box contains a Photon with attached soil moisture, soil temperature and a UV/IR/Visible light sensor. It uploads data to d...

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The Little Red Box™

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Photon
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

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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

William M Jenkins

William M Jenkins

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