Adafruit industries took a little field trip recently to W/—— project space in Chinatown, NYC to check out Peter Sand’s robot-tended garden.

The giant robot creates a garden, plants seeds, waters them and lovingly tends to it – the operator can control the robotics with a game controller and for the Arduino fans, it has an Adafruit protoshield and Arduinos that help the gardening.


Gareth Branwyn

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.

  • Sikosis

    Would have been nice to see a longer and better video that explains the project and shows more of it in action — otherwise, it’s very cool.

  • swild

    A few less umms would have been a little more pleasing ;) and maybe some actual demonstration?

  • Anne

    This was highly interesting :) Many thanks to the poster