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Creating a moisture sensor system using nails and Intel Galileo (now in the Arduino Store!)

Zoe RomanoJanuary 29th, 2014

soil sensor

Manoel Ramon was at Maker Faire Rome last October and created a cool project, in a couple of hours, based on Intel Galileo.

As many of you already know Intel Galileo board is the first product in a new family of Arduino Certified boards featuring Intel architecture. Starting today is also available for purchase in the Arduino Store!

intel galileo

You can get started with Intel Galileo following the tutorial on the moisture sensor  system made by Manoel. It’s based on two sensors, each of them built using galvanized nails connected to an analog port and making a resistor division with another resistor. The system is simple, cheap and allows you to monitor soil only using nails.

nail sensor

Check the code and the steps to make it work!