Physical Computing


Green DIY by Student
September 20, 2009, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Inspiration | Tags: , , ,

If you are anything like me you love having living plants around you, however I am terrible at remembering to water them. At the same time I am almost constantly online and rarely miss a twitter update. Luckily there is a way of combining the two, let your plant twitter when it needs water!

There are  at least two way of achieving this. The first i know of is to buy a Botanicalls kit from for example think geek or to build your own!

Thirst_E_Plant by jasonconley at flickr

Thirst_E_Plant by jasonconley at flickr

There is a tutorial at http://www.botanicalls.com/archived_kits/twitter/ and anyone taking the physical computing course might be happy to know that it uses the Arduino (amongst other things) to send its updates. I have not tried to build this myself yet but I will most likely try it in the future.

Do you use any physical computing related DIY’s to make your life simpler?

by Linda Nilsson, group 1
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