How to get your plant talk

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Give your plants a voice!




To make your plant tweet when it needs water you need the following:

  • Plant
  • Arduino; the microcontroller, a small computer you can program.
  • Computer
  • Some electronic parts for a simple circuit
  • Arduino software
  • Processing software
  • Internet connection
  • Twitter account

Step 1
Connect your plant via a simple circuit to an Arduino.

Arduino and plant

Step 2
Upload these lines of code to the Arduino via the computer

copy this code (available on Github)

The Arduino code can be found at https://github.com/arjan/talkingplant/blob/master/PlantArduino/PlantArduino.ino


Step 3
Run the Processing plant tweet sketch on the computer.

copy this code (available on Github)

The Processing sketch can be found at https://github.com/arjan/talkingplant/tree/master/PlantProcessing


Step 4
Water your plant in case it tweets Hey man I'm thirsty as hell #watermeplease.


The Arduino and Processing github.com/arjan/talkingplant