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Can I do the soil sensor without giving y credit card info a
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Can I do the soil sensor without giving y credit card info a

by Mathpun on Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:37 pm

https://learn.adafruit.com/using-micros ... zure-setup
Hello I am trying to use the pyportal to do the soil sensor project (link above) but its asking me to set up a microsoft azure account and I don't feel comfortable signing up for something that might charge me and needs my credit card to work -- since a lot of young kids might be doing this also their parents might let them do this -- is there a way to do this project without paying for this (note that making an account requires you give them you credit card info) ???

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Re: Can I do the soil sensor without giving y credit card in

by Mathpun on Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:58 pm

What is the point of that whole account -- setting one up is SO SO hard and has so many steps and it says it will be charging me $25/month?

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Re: Can I do the soil sensor without giving y credit card in

by franklin97355 on Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:00 am

That is from Microsoft, not Adafruit. There are other ways on other sites to do similar projects.

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Re: Can I do the soil sensor without giving y credit card in

by Mathpun on Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:10 am

Could you provide some links? I couldn’t find another example project that uses the soil sensor and the pyportal- thanks!!

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Re: Can I do the soil sensor without giving y credit card in

by franklin97355 on Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:50 am

Exactly what is it you are trying to do?

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Re: Can I do the soil sensor without giving y credit card in

by brubell on Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:40 am

Azure is a PAID IoT service which is not run by Adafruit - you will be charged for usage.

We just released a version of this guide which uses Adafruit IO (does not ask for your credit card): https://learn.adafruit.com/pyportal-pet ... dafruit-io

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Re: Can I do the soil sensor without giving y credit card in

by Mathpun on Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:32 pm

I am trying to use the soil sensor (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4026) and the PyPortal (https://www.adafruit.com/product/4465) screen just connected together by a stemma plug to display facts about my plant BUT without this iot craziness of online accounts and stuff? Sorry pretty new to this stuff!

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