Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Your Plants Can Talk (via Twitter)

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Now we’ve all heard the myth that talking to your plants help them to thrive, but this is the first time I’ve heard of a way to find out what they’re saying back to us. This gadget lets you keep tabs on your house plants via the Internet, letting them reach out to the world using the popular micro-blogging website Twitter.

Adafruit Botanicalls Twitter Kit

Adafruit’s Botanicalls Twitter Kit lets your plants communicate over the web, letting you know when they need water, or if they’re feeling happy that they’ve been recently cared for. And since Twitter can notify your mobile device of new posts, you can receive a text message when your plant is feeling blue.

Adafruit Botanicalls Twitter Plant Kit

The easy-to-assemble electronic kit uses wired moisture sensors to detect your plant’s state of mind and send information out to the Internet via an on-board Ethernet jack. Connect the board to your PC using a USB cable, and the Arduino-based circuit can be programmed to send custom messages to Twitter.

The kit is available from Adafruit for $160 USD. All I need now is for my dogs and cat to start Twittering too and I can finally take a nice long vacation.

[via MAKE]



Cariuma X Pantone 2020 Sneakers

Cariuma X Pantone 2020 Sneakers

Why Plastic Exists

Why Plastic Exists

Squeakee Balloon Dog Robot

Squeakee Balloon Dog Robot

Advertisement
A Duo of Jaguar F-TYPE SVR GT4 Race Cars Up for Sale

A Duo of Jaguar F-TYPE SVR GT4 Race Cars Up for Sale

Concepts from Future Past: 2006 Giugiaro Concept Mustang

Concepts from Future Past: 2006 Giugiaro Concept Mustang

2021 Toyota GR Supra Gains Power and Turbo-4 Version

2021 Toyota GR Supra Gains Power and Turbo-4 Version

Advertisement