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Interesting people doing cool things: Discover the internet of … dirt

This is for everyone who's ever talked to their houseplants.

Feed me! (Photo via @nicolehe on Twitter)

It’s a gift for your plants. This Saturday, head down to NYC Resistor and build a soil sensor out of a lil arduino that connects to wifi and will text you when your plant’s soil is dry.
The event is called DIY Internet of Dirt: WiFi, Arduino, & Sensors. In the workshop (which, FYI, costs $120 for the day) you’ll “learn how to connect your project to the Internet, send HTTP requests, and interact with sensors… Think of this class as a combination intro to physical computing / Arduino and an IoT primer!”
NYC Resistor is a hackerspace collective in Downtown Brooklyn founded by, among others, Bre Pettis and Nick Bilton. They hold workshops frequently throughout the year and have an annual showcase of neat homemade projects.
No electronics experience is necessary to participate, though some familiarity with programming would be a help. The cost of admission includes all materials.
Get tickets here

Companies: NYC Resistor
Series: Brooklyn

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