Using a relay allows an Arduino microcontroller to power a high voltage object. This kit contains what you need to build a relay that can be used to control a grow light or a sprinkler in an aeroponics system. Use this system to replace the timer included in the SpaceLite (Plant Light) Kit or Classroom Aquaponics Kit.
Assembly Instructions (Power Point) or view the YouTube videos below.
Included Assembly Materials:
Sparkfun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino
Arduino and Breadboard Holder
Sparkfun USB Mini-B Cable
RedBoard Power Supply (Wall Adapter Power Supply or 9V Battery Holder)
Solid State Relay
Hook-up Wire - Black (22 AWG)
Hook-up Wire - Red (22 AWG)
Copper Wire Ends (6)
Assembly Materials (not included):
Electrical Tape or Shrink Tube
6 Foot Extension Cord
Wire Stripper/Cutter/Crimping Tool
Computer (Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux)
View lessons associated with this resource on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.