Botanicalls is a new ethernet-device kit you can buy to monitor your garden plants via internet or Twitter.
You can see an example of it working on Twitter here. You will find interesting messages such as “URGENT water me.” and “Thank you for watering me”.
I can see how this Botanicalls device and Twitter can both benefit remote control of all your garden plants and maybe there will be similar devices for lawns.
Twitter, sorta medium between e-mail and IM, serves as the perfect communication medium for monitoring stuff including the garden, your home applicances, and probably more to come.
This $99 Twitter gadget might be just what you need to monitor your plants while you are traveling so you can tell your spouse or your kids to “WATER THE DAMN PLANTS!”.
Here’s a video of the demo:
To date, Hartman and Faludi have sold nearly 100 of the Botanicalls kits for $99 each with the device needing to be assembled from basic parts which Faludi said can be challenging but worthwhile in the end.
“Actually receiving a message from a plant is just very engaging, and I think kind of unexpected. There’s a magic to it that people really enjoy,” said Faludi.