Edyn is a Solar-Powered Soil Sensor That Tells You What Your Garden Needs

Edyn helps improve gardens by sensing what your soil needs and making recommendations through an app.
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Edyn helps improve gardens by sensing what your soil needs and making recommendations through an app.
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It's not always easy to keep a garden from wilting away, especially if you live somewhere with inconsistent climates. Edyn is here to help make gardening a little easier. 

Edyn is a solar-powered monitoring system that can sense the temperature, humidity, light intensity and soil electrical conductivity from your garden's soil. This information is then sent to company over Wi-Fi, where they use algorithms to analyze the data. They then make recommendations, which are sent back to users through an iOS app. 

Each sensor covers about 250 square feet of space, and can also be used indoors and charged by indoor lights. 

Edyn also offers a Water Valve, which is connected to your home's irrigation system and automatically sets the optimal amount of water needed. 

This type of gardening tool would be great in an educational setting. With so many schools focusing on healthy eating and urban faming, Edyn could be used as a teacher's assistant and help students find the most optimal ways of raising their gardens. In a community garden setting, Edyn would ultimately be a time and money-saver as it would save gardeners from replacing dead plants and possibly even help sustainability efforts by saving plants from over-watering. 

The company is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and have more than doubled their goal of raising $100,000. The Edyn sensor can be preordered for $99, or $160 for both the sensor and the valve. 

See how Edyn works in the video below.