Eduponics Mini

by STEMinds

An ESP32-powered smart-agriculture IoT kit with a user-customizable mobile app

View all updates Mar 23, 2021

Dev Board PCBA

by Roni G

Eduponics Mini Dev-board PCBA is proceeding

We’ve sent 200 Eduponics Minis worth of components to our PCBA factory for assembly. We’ve also purchased 200 accessories needed to produce the Eduponics Mini kit (water sensor, power adapter etc. The assembly of the 200 Eduponics Mini PCBs is expected within a week. We will then proceed to test each one of them to make sure they work perfectly.

Eduponics Extension board - Testing completed, ready for production.

We’ve finished testing the extra modifications we added to the extension board. (Initially, we forgot to add LEDs, but we’ve since added them, tested the addition, and all worked perfectly fine. We are now purchasing 200 worth of extension board components for mass production. We expect this will take a week, at which point we’ll proceed to PCBA.

As promised, we’ve published a video on youtube introducing the extension board and its capabilities:

More stable and accurate documentation

We’ve migrated our STEMinds wiki (wiki.steminds.com) to a GitHub repo, which promises more stable and reliable performance. All of the documentation is now open source and can be modified directly; we can also accept pull requests and issues in order to improve the documentation over time.

New MicroPython library

We’ve finished developing our MicroPython-Eduponics library and also made it available in a GitHub repo.

That means you won’t need to copy complex code and libraries or struggle with controling multiple functions. With this new library, we can simply run upip.install("micropython-eduponics") to install the library with all pre-requirements for both Eduponics Mini and the extension board.

In addition, we are developing a Raspberry Pi library in a pure Python3 implementation to support other backers’ needs.

RoHs and CE is on the way

We are currently cooperating with SGS, a major lab testing company, to understand how to procure RoHs and CE marks for our products. The current products we’re looking at are:

  1. Eduponics Mini Kit
  2. Eduponics Mini Dev Board
  3. Eduponics Mini Extension board
  4. Soil moisture sensor (Long)
  5. Soil moisture sensor (Short)

There is nothing we can do about CE certification at this time, but we do hope to serve our EU customers after the campaign ends and once we get all the safety pre-requirements done. We hope anyone, anywhere in the world, can enjoy the Eduponics Mini platform!

More demo videos!

This week we are planning to produce a demo of the Eduponics mobile app, introducing how to set up the software on the ESP32 Dev board and connect it to the mobile app to monitor plants remotely.

We don’t have an exact date yet, but we hope to release it very soon. If you aren’t subscribed to our Youtube channel yet, make sure to subscribe so you’ll get notified as soon as it’s released.

About the Author

Roni G

Zontex  ·   Israel


$13,258 raised

of $1 goal

Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$69

Eduponics Mini Kit

The Eduponics Mini Kit includes the the Eduponics Mini ESP32 dev board and everything you need to get started, including one (short) soil-moisture sensor.


$39

Eduponics Mini ESP32 Dev Board

An Eduponics Mini Dev board with integrated ESP32 module and sensors, including BME280, EEPROM, RTC, RGB, and a BH170 light sensor.


$25

Eduponics Mini Extension Board

This energy-efficient extension board for Eduponics Mini includes four relays, an ADS1115 ADC, and an MCP23017 IO extension IC.


$5

STEMinds Soil Moisture Sensors (long)

One long STEMinds soil-moisture sensor, which includes an accurate TI timer and a voltage regulator for a stable signal.


$4

STEMinds Soil Moisture Sensors (short)

One short STEMinds soil-moisture sensor, which includes an accurate TI timer and a voltage regulator for a stable signal.


$17

Waterproof Soil Moisture Sensor

This limited-edition, high-precision, waterproof soil-moisture sensor is a 5 V output sensor that's ready to tackle indoor and outdoor challenges.

Credits

STEMinds

Cutting edge learning kits - turn your hobby into real life industrial skill, build real life applications and use hands-on learning approeach right away.


Roni

See Also

Subscribe to the Crowd Supply newsletter, highlighting the latest creators and projects: