Sam – Week 1: Keeping your flowers hydrated!

Hey everyone,

So, let’s imagine a slightly different situation: the cables are ultimately built into whatever vase and that the flower isn’t half dead…

I thought that a creative¬†“smart home” switch would involve taking something boring (like watering flowers) and making it interactive. So, the idea is that when your flowers are dehydrated, the LED is off. When you water them, the LED switches on.

Here’s a quick video:

Another idea I had in mind involved keeping some sort of device right outside your window and installing cables/sensors that light up an LED or emit a sound inside your room. Whether your curtains are closed or the room doesn’t have windows, you’ll know when it’s raining!

2 responses to “Sam – Week 1: Keeping your flowers hydrated!

  1. Some good ideas here Sam. You might also be interested in http://www.botanicalls.com, a way for your plants to let you know they’re thirsty.

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