Feb 26

Brady Forrest

Brady Forrest

Botanicalls Twitter DIY

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Botanicalls, the project that lets your plants let you know when they need water (Radar post), has expanded beyond their Asterisk-based voice system. Now you can learn how your plants are doing with a DIY kit that lets them Twitter you. The system uses Arduino, the open-source board featured in Making Things Talk. The instructions they've included are very detailed; this looks like a great starter project if you've been thinking about experimenting with Arduino.

You'll be able to see the project in person at ETech during our Wednesday evening ArtsFest.

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  Steven Hodson [02.26.08 10:00 AM]

As I suggested yesterday when I read about this it is only a short step before some figures out how to make your home one of your Twitter "Friends" :)


  klaus-martin meyer [02.26.08 10:54 PM]


are there already some results whether the botanicals that are connected to this system feel any better?

best regards

  Joe McCarthy [03.27.08 09:23 PM]

Interesting idea!

It reminds me of PlantCare, a project a few years back at Intel Research Seattle, in which an autonomous robot was able to sense and respond to a plant's need for water.

Botanicalls puts people back in the loop ... and I wonder whether, combined with another, more recent UbiComp research project - My Roomba is Rambo - a new solution might be developed that helps people, their plants and their robots all live happier, healthier lives.

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