Lucy Matchett, Nicole Yi Messier, and Joselyn McDonald (Snax_and_Macs) made a remote flower-watering device so you can water your loved ones' plants when you water your own.
We used Arduinos, a photoresistor, a servo, Arduino and Processing sketches, Spacebrew, and a little elbow grease to put it all together.
We've posted the instructions, and the link to our gitHub in order to get the code. We ask that you try making remote elements for doing other things for your loved ones. Let's get creative together. This is a template, build on it, and share it with us and others.
What you need to get started:
2 x Arduinos
1 Servo Motor
1 Photoresistor (Or any sensor)
1 Resistor 10k ohm
Foam Core or structural building material of your choosing
Arduino and Processing Applications
We wanted to have a pick up / set down motion of the watering can that triggered the change in the sensor. So to do this you will need to build a platform with a small hole in it for the sensor. So that when the watering can covers the sensor and will reduce the amount of light. We attached the photoresistor with copper tape and alligator clips.