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


[[File:Arduino-plant.png|400px]]   
[[File:Arduino-plant.png|400px|Arduino and plant]]   





Revision as of 15:06, 15 December 2015

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

Arduino-plant-code.png

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.

Processing.png

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