September 19, 2013 AT 1:00 pm

Downloadable Soil Sensors Can Be Printed By Local Farmers #3DThursday #3DPrinting

SenSprout

Downloadable Soil Sensors Can Be Printed By Local Farmers, from PSFK:

…Kawahara worked with researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and MIT Media Lab to develop SenSprout, an affordable device powered by radio waves in the air. Kawahara wanted to create an affordable device so he decided to make it out of paper. He was able to find a way to print an electronic circuit using silver nanoparticles.

SenSprout can be printed out using a standard ink jet printer. The sensors and antenna are printed directly onto the node using commercially-available ink that contains 20-nanometre-long silver particles. The antenna converts radio waves in the air into DC current….

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Downloadable Soil Sensors Can Be Printed By Local Farmers PSFK

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

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