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February 12, 2011

Talking Plant Project

at 12:55 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


We recently featured the DIY Electronic Watering System which used technology take care of your plant for you but what if you still want to be involved but just need some reminders to keep your plants alive? Have a look at the Talking Plant Project that jeff-o made called The Plant Whisperer. We have all heard that talking to your plants is good for them but I wonder if having your plants talk to you is good for you? Might as well build the project and find out because that is what your plants will be doing when your Plant Whisperer is done!

“This little device measures the soil moisture every two hours, and reports its status to anyone who might be within earshot – that’s right, it talks!  The message content depends on the soil condition.  For example, if the soil is too dry, the plant might say, “I’M THIRSTY!  WATER ME!”  If the moisture is okay, it might say “I’M A HAPPY PLANT!” – or maybe something funny like “I SUGGEST YOU BECOME A CARNIVORE.”  It is also capable of detecting the ambient light level and commenting on that, as well.”