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Natural Deselection is an instrument that competes plants against each other. The device empowers plants to control the fate of others using sensors and mechanised shears in a Darwinian race for survival. The sensors set above the plants detect the first to grow to a specified height, at which point it is saved, and the others fatally chopped.

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John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. machright on said:

    Not what I would call natural selection. Natural selection is a bit more complex than the old saying, survival of the fittest.

    Anyway, interesting machine though.

  2. This is a brilliant work of art. A lot of companies treat their workers like that.

  3. It is more like a horticultural version of the SAW movies than natural selection.

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