MAKE Flickr photo pool member Mleak writes –
“This was a project I did for my electronics art class. A bend sensor along one of the stems of a highly heliotropic plant is attached to a servo motor. When the plant passes a certain threshold as it leans toward the light, the servo turns it 180Â°, requiring it to begin its stretch over again, always leaning, always straightening.
Here’s my arduino and breadboard. The two lines leading out the bottom are the bend sensor. I can put up the arduino code if anyone is interested, but it’s pretty simple. “ – Link.
From the pages of MAKE:
- Hack Your Plants! by Robert Luhn. Play God in your garden–create custom fruits, flowers, veggies, and more. MAKE 07 – Page 72. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition.