'Botani.st' is a Kickstarter-funded project that provides consumers with a simple and affordable solution for keeping their plants healthy. For those who lack a natural green thumb, these tiny sensors provide all the information an individual needs to keep house plants looking their best.
Botani.st is a line of one-inch by one-inch smart sensors that can be planted directly into the soil of a potted plant. The sensors are designed to measure ambient light, air and soil temperature and soil moisture in order to determine what the plant needs to thrive. The data collected is then compared with information about the optimal conditions for the particular plant. If the plant requires watering, light or a change in temperature, the sensor will then send a message to the accompanying app. The sensor also lights up when there is an issue to provide the user with a simple visual cue.
The system is designed for consumers who are looking for an easy and affordable way to tackle at-home gardening.
The Botani.st Sensors Helps Consumers Keep an Eye on Their Plants
Katherine Pendrill — March 24, 2016 — Eco
References: kickstarter & psfk