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Here’s a twitter-free version of how to get plants to indicate they need water using about $1.50 in parts, thanks Ben! Link.

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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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  1. vic says:

    Are we already in a time where building a device using semiconductors is considered low-tech ? :D

  2. jon says:

    when its leaves begin wilting, water it.

  3. SoggyBob says:

    How about a flashing LED, or even triggering a cheapo voice box to wail in a thirsty voice?

  4. Uh Oh says:

    Let’s hope they dont discover the Social Alarm Clock, they’ll be waking you up, “Feed me, feed me!”

  5. dimestore says:

    I’ve an even lower tech solution. Stick your finger in the dirt.

  6. dimestore says:

    I’ve an even lower tech solution. Stick your finger in the dirt.

  7. dimestore says:

    I’ve an even lower tech solution. Stick your finger in the dirt.

  8. The Oracle says:

    Doesn’t passing a few mA through the soil deposit metal ions in the soil, posioning the plant?

  9. John says:

    VERY cool!

  10. Tomer Cohen says:

    nice, i’ll need one of those…