October 01, 2012

Using a LeoStick to control garden watering systems

 Brendon Poole inherited a defunct garden watering system with the purchase of a new home, and decided to bring it back to life (the watering system, not the house). Although a work in progress, he has successfully created the menu control system and a real-time clock by using the Menu library and various resources.

We look forward to following Brendon's project and the eventual goal of controlling the sprinkler system. For more information, visit his blog here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

So what is a LeoStick? It's the Arduino Leonardo-compatible board that's cheaper and smaller than the original:

 Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market with USB, it also has an onboard RGB LED and piezo which can be used a knock sensor and various tune and sound effects. Plus you can add extra circuitry with the matching protostick! For more information and to order, click here.

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