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New Botanicalls kits!

The Twittering-plant Botanicalls project has undergone a revamp, with very nice new kits. These are still Arduino-based but are now pared down to a single green-leafed PCB. The best part of the new design is that the XPort modules and microcontrollers are preprogrammed with the code for a unique Twitter account. That means you can just plug it in and its ready to go, a lot easier than the last rev which required a bit of hacking to work. The kits are also priced 1/3 less. Its cool to see the project get better & better…so I snagged a couple and they’re in the Adafruit shop now!


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4 Comments

  1. It would be really cool if such kit used bluetooth or other wireless module, so it won’t require to wire all the plants around the house. 🙂

  2. The original version did! But it was much too expensive for a DIY kit. Plus lots of geeks can use this in the office 🙂

  3. Hello,
    why are all the wireless kits so expensive? Both Bluetooth and ZigBee costs under $3 [1], Atmel has quite cheap IEEE 802.15.4 radios now. Is it possible to build something like Arduino, but under $10 [2] and with ZigBee radio included? For wireless sensor network prototyping board?

    [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZigBee
    [2] Ideally, it would cost under $1 because one needs a lot of them. I understand we are not there yet. But why not? Because no one wants millions of motes?

  4. it costs $3 if you’re building 100,000. xbee modules go for about $20/ea on the retail market. if you need two that means the kit would cost $100 more after all the markups!

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