Being that I love plants, it was only natural that I teach one to tweet when it needs water. The Botanicalls Kit from SparkFun provided all the parts I needed. After some serious soldering, Arduino code manipulation and Twitter authentication, my plant started successfully tweeting in reaction to its moisture level. Since it’s part of the bromeliad plant family, I aptly named him Bro Meliad and gave him a fitting personality — like when he needs water, he’ll tweet, “Got cotton mouth Brahs.” You can follow him @Bro_Meliad.
My role: Arduino