Plants & Robots Project Kit List

This page has 3 kit lists.

  1. All of the kit used on the Plants and Robots project
  2. Kit used on the Pi & Picoboard activity to create a plant sensing animation
  3. Kit used on the Arduino Activity to create a plant watering robot

You can find a quick start guide to setting up a Raspberry Pi here.

1) For the project we bought 3 sets of the following kit, his kit is to be shared between the schools.

 

Item Cost Source  
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B £30.00 Raspberry Pi Store http://bit.ly/1ID7b3A
8gb Micro SD Card with Noobs Installed £4.00 7 Day Shop http://bit.ly/1kr30Ek
Universal USB Plug £5.00 Raspberry Pi Store  http://bit.ly/1kr30Ek
Mouse & Keyboard (wired is better for classrooms) £6.99 Amazon http://amzn.to/1NK029k
TV or Monitor Use your own.

If you are using a monitor with DVA instead of HDMI connection you may need to buy a HDMI to VGA adaptor from Amazon for £6.19 http://amzn.to/1RNZBtQ

Or search 1080P HDMI Male to VGA Female Video Converter Adapter Cable

HDMI cable £3.27 Maplin http://bit.ly/1NJZ115
Picoboard £29.99 Maplin http://bit.ly/1RNV8qY
Moisture Sensor £4.98 Ebay http://ebay.eu/1PC6krw
Arduino £22.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1BDGoAZ
12v Power supply plug for Arduino £9.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1iTQOdN
Standard Servo Motor £10.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1WRsOoZ
LED’s £5.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1Hy5w5W
Jumper Wires £3.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1QuCaal
Total Cost £135.21

2) Raspberry Pi & Picoboard kit list to create an animated display that tells you when to water your plant.

Item Cost Source  
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B £30.00 Raspberry Pi Store http://bit.ly/1ID7b3A
8gb Micro SD Card £3.49 7 Day Shop http://bit.ly/1SiueYd
Universal USB Plug £5.00 Raspberry Pi Store  http://bit.ly/1kr30Ek
Mouse & Keyboard (wired is better for classrooms) £6.99 Amazon http://amzn.to/1NK029k
TV or Monitor Use your own.

If you are using a monitor with DVA instead of HDMI connection you may need to buy a HDMI to VGA adaptor from Amazon for £6.19 http://amzn.to/1RNZBtQ

Or search 1080P HDMI Male to VGA Female Video Converter Adapter Cable

HDMI cable £3.27 Maplin http://bit.ly/1NJZ115
Picoboard £29.99 Maplin http://bit.ly/1RNV8qY
Moisture Sensor £4.98 Ebay http://ebay.eu/1PC6krw
Total Cost £83.72

3) Raspberry Pi & Arduino kit list to create a plant watering robot.

Item Cost Source Link
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B £30.00 Raspberry Pi Store http://bit.ly/1ID7b3A
8gb Micro SD Card £3.49 7 Day Shop http://bit.ly/1SiueYd
Universal USB Plug £5.00 Raspberry Pi Store  http://bit.ly/1kr30Ek
Mouse & Keyboard (wired is better for classrooms) £6.99 Amazon http://amzn.to/1NK029k
HDMI cable £3.27 Maplin http://bit.ly/1NJZ115
TV or Monitor Use your own.

If you are using a monitor with DVA instead of HDMI connection you may need to buy a HDMI to VGA adaptor from Amazon for £6.19 http://amzn.to/1RNZBtQ

Or search 1080P HDMI Male to VGA Female Video Converter Adapter Cable

Moisture Sensor £4.98 Ebay http://ebay.eu/1PC6krw
Arduino £22.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1BDGoAZ
12v Power supply plug for Arduino £9.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1iTQOdN
Standard Servo Motor £10.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1WRsOoZ
LED’s £5.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1Hy5w5W
Jumper Wires £3.00 Oomlout http://bit.ly/1QuCaal
Total Cost £99.73