Automated Smart Farming System

Use the moisture sensor to measure the moisture level of the plants soil. Then, use the water pump to water the plant when the moisture level is low. Use the LED light to act as a grow light for the plant.

Big Idea

In this lesson, we will explore the practices of traditional farming and then discover how we can use technology to create more sustainable farming practices. You’ll learn about irrigation systems and vertical farming, and how they’re changing the way we produce food. We’ll also discover how we can use technology and automation to conserve valuable resources like water and energy, therefore contributing to a more efficient and cost effective farming solution.

Take Action!

Using the knowledge we just learned from the ‘Big Idea’ section, we will construct and code a smart farming system of our own that’s capable of automatically watering a plant!

The goal of this project is to understand how we can use technology and automation to create more sustainable and efficient farming practices.”


  • 1 x Climate Action Kit
  • 1 x micro:bit
  • Computer with access to Microsoft MakeCode