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(@pinnaclelarry)
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Just joined the forums after benefitting from all of the great video content and ideas for projects.

From near Dayton, Ohio, I'm 57 and always learning. I'll look forward to learning more as I go. Not a wizard by any means, but can get a few things done. My interest is mainly in controlling lights and signs.


   
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@pinnaclelarry, Welcome to the forum..You'll find many like-minded people here with various skills and talents willing to help or assist you on your quest for learning more about the world or electronics and computer science.

 

regards,

LouisR

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(@oldnoob72)
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Greetings, 

I am a retired geologist, retreaded as a hydrogeologist about 30 yrs. ago. I got interested in datalogging and learned enough electronics to keep things going and developed good relations with our equipment suppliers. Eventually, I hired someone to do most of my field work and I got back into working with the data. Now I'm playing with Raspberry Pi's and love 'em.  Don't know enough and soldering small stuff means I have a whole selection of magnifiers.  Working with the Pico now (the control everything video is great!  I'm replicating it with the parts I have on hand.)  What got me the first time I came across Dronebot Workshop was how great your shop looks!  If you set off a series of small explosives all over your shop you would see what my work areas look like. I am envious.  I see I am also verbose.  My apologies.

Hasta,

Steve


   
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@oldnoob72

Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you and @messyworkbench have a lot in common 🙂

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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@will As most of the rest of us ...

But as I always tell my wife, "yes, it's a mess, but it's my mess, and don't touch anything!"..lol

LouisR


   
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@oldnoob72 Hi Steve, welcome to the forum. I'm also a recently joined member.

Seeing your background as a hydrogeologist peaked my interest. Bill made a video on Soil Moisture Sensors. I've used these sensors before and concluded as Bill does, that the capacitive sensors are superior to the resistive sensors and they give good, repeatable readings in glass of water or dry air.

I wonder, however, with a sensor stuck in a flower pot how reliable and meaningful the readings are going to be over time. For example, would the sensor give a usable indication of the moisture level in other areas of the pot which the plant roots are exposed to? Would multiple waterings over time disturb the soil around the sensor so that a reading of "50" today might be quite a bit different from the same reading several months earlier.

I don't mean to put you on the spot right off the bat. Please feel free to just say "I have no idea!" 🙂 

 

Enjoy the Forum!


   
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