Hi guys, This is my very first post. and it is concerning what will hopefully be my very first arduino project. I am a noob and have very little experience in electronics but do have some basic knowledge.
In order to get my wife to sign on to my new hobby I have cleverly disguised inside of a household chore that she has been wanting me to tackle for a few years. Lawn sprinklers.
I was envisioning a backyard system controlled by soil moisture sensors and possibly i want to look int a way to delay watering if rain is in the forecast. But I will need to do some research on that part.
My question is: If I place moisture sensors around my yard, say 6 of them, is there a limit to the length of wires I could run back to my arduino. the sensors would be,say, 10, 20, 30, 50, 40, 30 feet away. I am figuring that the signal would be lost over such long runs. also, although it would be more expensive, would using xbees be an option?
Thanks so much for any help Mike