Félicien Goguey, Thomas Meghe, 2012.
Processing, Arduino, electronics.
A plant has a twitter account, when you send her a tweet you water her with a few drops. Because a single tweet can’t save her, she needs the twitter users’ collaboration to grow up !
A Processing application listens to new tweets via the Twitter API. The servo motor which bring water to the plant is piloted through Arduino. Moreover a sensor enables to check the humidity rate in the pot, if it’s too high the installation is blocked, if it’s too low the plant tweets in order to alert her followers.
The installation has been streamed live from June to September 2012.