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When tech geeks meet greenies, strange new gadgets are inevitably born. That's the case with the extremely unusual little New York startup company, Botanicalls. For a fee, the Botanicalls team -- all clad in pristine white lab coats, of course -- will provide you with an assortment of nice houseplants. Try as you might to kill them through the usual means of benign neglect, over-watering or too little/too much sunlight, you will not succeed. Why? Botanicalls plants come with sensors that alert you to their needs via automated telephone calls. I swear I am not making this up! Even Very Serious News giant Reuters did a story on it.

Anyway, for those who want a DIY equivalent, the Botanicalls people were kind enough to supply how-to instructions for a device that sends you Twitter alerts from your plant. These are really detailed instructions, I might add, with lots of great photos. Definitely a great project if you have computer savvy, wiring know-how and soldering skills. You do, right?


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