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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!]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. rbean says:

    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

  2. Roy Walter says:

    Any chance of a link that works?

  3. Jacob says:

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

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