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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 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.



  1. Sikosis says:

    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.

  2. swild says:

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

  3. Anne says:

    This was highly interesting :) Many thanks to the poster