I talk to my plants. Maybe I’m crazy, but I suspect that many of you do this too. In this project, you may be able to give your plants the ability to emote back just a little bit. A.P.E.X. is basically just a moisture sensor with some emojis as a display. It isn’t overly complicated, nor even overwhelmingly necessary. This project is more of a lesson in how to build things with arduino than a helpful tool for raising plants, but if you do happen to have a really hard time judging how often to water, this might just help.

This project was submitted into our monthly “Mission” on Maker Share, where we ask the community for projects to share in upcoming issues of the magazine. We vote on those internally to decide what will be included. If you’d like your project considered, be sure to upload it to Maker Share, then go add it to that month’s mission.