Written by Naturebytes

December 22, 2015

As you can imagine, as a nature-inspired digital making organisation we were delighted to see that the Raspberry Pi Foundation itself has created a fantastic kit, the PlantPot Bot, to help you monitor your plants, log useful data, and have a whole heap of fun doing it.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation's limited editions PlantPot Bot.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s limited edition PlantPot Bot.

They have created a feature packed custom PCB board to help you in your mission to save all plants from imminent under, or over watering doom, as now you have the cold scientific facts to understand what your green friends need to stay happy and healthy.

The kits have been lovingly hand made by the team at the Foundation and are perfect for families to build on the kitchen table, something that Naturebytes loves – digital making teamwork between family members is great. Our Wildlife Cam Kit would quite happily sit side by side so you could even keep an eye on what’s eating your plants if you combined both kits.

The PlantPot Bot allows you to monitor ambient light levels, humidity, soil moisture and temperature so it will tell you everything you need to know. We have one on our desks and are building it ourselves so we can take it for a spin here at Naturebytes HQ. We’ll let you know how we get on, and can only imagine that the plants in our office will be a lot merrier this Christmas with the Bot watching over them.

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