Now Even Thirsty Houseplants Demand Attention With DIY Twitter Kit

Back in February we showed you a slightly botched-together system » 10/29/08 6:33am 10/29/08 6:33am that lets your houseplants Twitter, but now there's a complete kit available. After soldering it together, you simply shove it deep into your plant's pot, connect it up to with an ethernet cable, and when its moisture sensors detect that you've been a…

New Botanicalls Lets Plants Communicate Using Twitter

The new version of Botanicalls can now talk to Twitter. It uses an Arduino electronics board connected to a notebook, and some soil moisture probes crafted from a couple of galvanised nails. Your plant can then send out a Twitter alert when it's thirsty, detect when its been over- or under-watered and let you know… » 2/25/08 8:07am 2/25/08 8:07am

Botanicalls Help Plants Whine to You About Needing Water

A quartet of innovative students at NYU have given plants a way to call you when they need watering. Using moisture sensors attached to the plants, when a plant needs watering an clever chain of software is triggered, sending data to an open-source telephony application called Asterisk. Asterisk makes a call to a… » 2/19/07 9:45am 2/19/07 9:45am