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Automated watering system


I am attempting to implement an automated watering system for plants using MicroPython and a Raspberry Pi IO, but am experiencing difficulties getting the water pump to function as intended. The pump has a specified operating voltage range of 2.5 - 6 V and a current range of 130 - 220 mA. I followed the instructions provided in a tutorial on for connecting the pump, but when attempting to use it, I only hear a faint ticking noise. The rest of the system, including the soil moisture sensor, temperature/humidity sensor, and ultrasonic sensor, are functioning properly. Can you provide any assistance in troubleshooting the issue with the water pump?