Desperate Houseplants Tweet For Help!
Everyone, their brother, and their dog are on Twitter. The latest Twitter stats, say they have 106 Million user accounts, with 300,000 joining every day, with 180 Million unique daily visitors. Now, just when you thought it was safe to go out, the next revolution in social networking has landed.
There is no longer any need to stay home and talk to your plants.
Now your houseplants can tweet you.
An ingenious electronic device (sku: KIT-10334) from SparkFun, offers a connection to your leafy pal via online Twitter status updates to your mobile phone.
When your plant needs water, it will post to let you know. Forget RSS feeds, Pffft. This is an S.O.S. feed! Plus, it sends its thanks when you show it love. Now when is the last time your cat thanked you?
It comes as a kit, so you can hone your soldering skills, (or teach someone else), while you build an essential line of communication between you and your houseplant, so you can bond and have a dedicated relationship!
It comes with everything you need to get your plant tweeting in no time, pre-programmed, but you can customize it with your own messages. The only thing you need to provide is a plant, network connection (and ethernet cable), and a power outlet. Unfortunately, it will set you back $99.95... per device.
If you are like most people, you have several house plants. This enters the territory of serious ethical dilemmas, as you will have to decide which is your favorite plant of all, among the little cries from all the other plants that come to the realization that you don't love them as much. :P
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