Good call: Kit makes talking to plants a reality

25 : 01 : 2012 Plants : Watering : Botannicalls Kit

New York – A new product called the Botanicalls Kit tweets and updates their owners on social media when their plants need watering.

Botanicalls kit by Sparkfun Botanicalls kit by Sparkfun
Botanicalls kit by Sparkfun Botanicalls kit by Sparkfun
Botanicalls kit by Sparkfun Botanicalls kit by Sparkfun

The Botanicalls Kit creates a line of communication between people and their plants. After a plant has been watered, the kit sends a tweet to thank its owner for taking care of it. You can programme the kit to send different messages.

This innovation takes us a step closer to IBM master inventor Andy Stanford-Clark’s vision of objects as well as people being linked to a smart mainframe. For more on the Internet of Things, read our Inform feature. For more on how homes will become increasingly connected and smart, read the Era of Everyware section of the Future Family macrotrend.

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