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You can call some plants right now, try it! It’s happening at the Etel Faire – Botanicalls allows thirsty plants to place phone calls for human help. When a plant on the botanicalls network needs a lot or a little water, it can call a human and ask for exactly what it needs.

Brady writes -

Botanicalls – Did you water your plant? If the answer is no you may be getting a phone call. Botanicalls enables plants to call you if they need water, to thank you once you have watered them, and to admonish you if you overdue it. It also lets them report their water status if you call them all via their Asterisk backend. There are currently ten plants online call them to see how diligent their owners have been of late. Call 212.202.8348. I would love to have my plants communicate with me, but I would prefer an email, SMS or RSS feed personally.

O’Reilly Radar > Fun with Asterisk at the Etel Faire – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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