Moisture sensors

Dave Smith dave at
Sat Apr 15 14:25:43 MDT 2006

Jason Holt wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Apr 2006, Dave Smith wrote:
>> Has anyone here ever setup a sensor under Linux to detect moisture or 
>> some other anomaly in the home or office? I own a pretty old house 
>> and have had the basement flood a couple times, for differing 
>> reasons. The flooding wouldn't be a big deal if we could catch it 
>> early, so I'd like to setup a few moisture sensors around the 
>> basement's most worrisome areas (toilets, drains, etc), and hook them 
>> up to a "Linux-box-in-the-closet" to alert me if moisture is ever 
>> detected. Anyone have any ideas?
> Gadgetboard!

I've been wanting something like this to play with anyway, so maybe 
this'll be my excuse to buy one! :)

Any idea how I could hook up a moisture sensor to it? With 8 analog 
inputs, does this mean that I could theoretically connect 8 moisture 


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