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BREAKING NEWS FROM MAKE: The gang from Botanicalls (Kate Hartman, Kati London, Rebecca Bray, and Rob Faludi) used one of Adafruit’s new Ethernet shields for Arduino to make some plants talk – and now you can too! That’s right, having your houseplants Twitter you when they need water and more!

“Botanicalls Twitter answers the question: What’s up with your plant? It offers a connection to your leafy pal via online Twitter status updates that reach you anywhere in the world. When your plant needs water, it will post to let you know, and send its thanks when you show it love”Link.

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  • Adafruit ethernet shield for Arduino – Link.
  • Learn more about Botanicalls – Link.
  • Follow pothos the plant on Twitter! – Link.
  • Learn how to do projects like this and more with “Making things talk” – 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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