DIY Plant Twitter Kit

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Something tells me that even if my plant twittered me to say it was thirsty, I still wouldn't water it. But at least this gives it a voice.


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  • joe

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    Something tells me that even if my plant twittered me to say it was thirsty, I still wouldn't water it. But at least this gives it a voice.

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    • lahutter
      This is brilliant and scary. And I want one. Or rather, my plants really need me to get this.

  • alesia121

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    now if only the cat could twitter me instead of yowling at 4 am. this really is great for the geek on your christmas list!

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  • SamHope

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    I want to be like a green Dr. Dolittle... and talk to the plants. Or maybe I can be like Alice in Wonderland and sing with the flowers... This little device that YOU put together actually lets you listen to what your plant is saying... whether it needs water or is drowning... Plants don't have a wide range of complaints.

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  • jbattisti

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    Internet-Enable your Houseplant There’s a school of thought that says that plants, like higher animals, have thoughts and feelings. They have an inner voice, and can tell you their life-stories, if only you could speak "plant." It’s not a difficult language to learn, actually - there are only a few words to contend with, since all they seem to care about is how much water they’re getting. There are no masculine or feminine nouns. Plus, there are no verb tenses, because plants have no concept of linear time. The original breakthrough was made just a few months ago when the chief scientist at CERN, attempting to converse with a patch of catnip translated through their Milliard Gargantubrain computer, was able to discern "I CAN HAZ TWITTER?" The scientist didn’t quite understand that gibberish, but his granddaughter did, and the Plant Twitter Kit was born. Once the kit is assembled, connect it to the Internet through the built-in ethernet jack, jam the leads into the plant’s soil, and subscribe to the plant’s twitter feed. It will tell you when it needs watering, or scold you if you’ve overwatered it, and report its status in between. The DIY Plant Twitter Kit comes unassembled, so you’ll have to break out the soldering iron and get to work. Don’t worry, it’s not that difficult to put together, and the satisfaction you get from building your own translation circuit is huge. Details * Do-It-Yourself Kit includes everything you need to understand what your plant is saying * Connects to Twitter over the Internet to report its watering status * Some soldering skill is recommended but not required * You’ll also need a soldering iron, solder, needle-nose pliers, small snips, masking tape and a flat-head screwdriver

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  • szlea

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    Once the kit is assembled, connect it to the Internet through the built-in ethernet jack, jam the leads into the plant’s soil, and subscribe to the plant’s twitter feed. It will tell you when it needs watering, or scold you if you’ve overwatered it, and report its status in between. The DIY Plant Twitter Kit comes unassembled, so you’ll have to break out the soldering iron and get to work. Don’t worry, it’s not that difficult to put together, and the satisfaction you get from building your own translation circuit is huge. $99.99

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  • quantazelle

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    Hey, Big Ben has a Twitter account (@big_ben_clock)*, so why can't your lil houseplant have one too? Here's to the impending surge in microblogging among inanimate objects. * Yes, I follow @big_ben_clock** for hilarity and for always knowing the time in London where ever you may be. **I'm @quantazelle

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