Manually read FarmBot’s sensors 🌡️ Open this panel in the app
The sensors panel allows you to manage FarmBot’s sensors, take measurements, and view historical sensor readings.
Not shown for all bots
If your FarmBot kit did not include any sensors (Express kits), then the sensors panel will not be shown in the app. You can override this using the HIDE SENSORS setting.
To create a new sensor, press Name, choose a Pin #, and specify if the sensor is
Analog. Pressing will add all of the standard sensors included with your FarmBot kit.
Pin numbers are required and must be unique.
When finished editing, press.
To manually read a sensor, press its
1, while analog sensors will provide a value between
You can also read sensors from sequences by using the READ SENSOR command. For more information, see the read sensor command documentation.
Use the SENSOR HISTORY section of the panel to view sensor readings from the past. Optionally, you can filter by SENSOR, TIME PERIOD, and/or X, Y, and Z coordinates. The DEVIATION field can be used to filter within a range of locations around the specified coordinates. To remove all current filters, press.
You can track custom garden metrics over time without the use of a physical sensor connected to your FarmBot’s electronics by manually adding sensor readings. For example, you could create a sensor named “Frost days” and every day that you experience frost at your garden site, manually add a corresponding reading.
To manually add a sensor reading, click thebutton, enter the reading details, and press .
To delete a sensor, pressand then the sensor’s button. Finish editing by pressing .
You cannot delete a sensor that is in-use by a sequence.
If you do not plan to use any sensors, use the HIDE SENSORS toggle in the app settings panel to remove the sensors panel.