Brian O’Connor gave this recent presentation at DorkBot SoCal (March 8, 2009) on combining a homemade moisture sensor, an Arduino, and a Chumby to create a system for monitoring the health of his plants.


Video: Arduino + Chumby = Fun! with Brian O’Connor
[Thanks, Thomas!]

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • rbean

    If you don’t want to spend half an hour watching the video, he has a web page about the project here:
    https://boconnor.is-a-geek.com/pmwiki/index.php?n=Geek.Chumby

  • Roy Walter

    Any chance of a link that works?

  • Jacob

    The link works just fine. It’s just an https connection with a self-signed certificate.