Soil Moisture Sensor Hookup Guide

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Getting Started

Have you ever wanted your plants to tell you when they need watered? Or know how saturated the soil in your garden is? With the SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor, you can do just that! This tutorial will show you how to get started using the Soil Moisture Sensor as well as how to build your own soil moisture sensing project.

SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor

SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor


If you prefer not to solder, you can purchase the sensor with a 3-pin screw terminal pre-soldered onto the board.

SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor (with Screw Terminals)

SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor (with Screw Terminals)


Required Materials

To follow along with the project at the end of this tutorial, you will need the following:

Suggested Readings

There isn't much to learning how to use the Soil Moisture Sensor. However, you may find the following concepts useful along the way.