Storytelling Sensors

A lot of complicated or complex issues or ideas can be made into easy to understand stories through the use of visualizations or by collecting data. One such complex or abstract issue is the ongoing drought conditions in the southwest and southeast parts of the United States. To illustrate the levels of drought conditions, the SparkFun Soil Moisture Sensor can be used to gather data on those drought conditions in the southwest. The soil moisture sensor would be plugged into an Arduino and would light up if moisture was present. A sensor array could then be used to distinguish the amount of moisture on a scale of 1-5 by using the SparkFun LED 8×7 array. By coding, the level of moisture concentration can be indicated by each pin and show differences in drought areas.

Advertisements

Author: Sam Ainuddin

Television veteran and now a @NewshouseSU grad student studying media and the digital world we live in.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s