Solar Power Spikes for Plants

Literally listed as a “solar powered gardener wannabee helper.” It is a guide for any gardener on a sort of small garden (or potentially giant garden) project that needs a little bit more than eyeballing. It’s a set of spikes you jab into the ground, each of them powered by the sun, each of them made to relay information to you about the moisture and nutrient levels of the soil, as well as sun exposure and temperatures the plants are receiving.

It’s called the “Plant Mate” and it’ll make your green thumb feel like it’s surrounded by bright, lovely lights! This mate works in concert with your phone (or tiny, handheld computer) using existing “smart phone technology” for data input and output.

Mathematic! Plant! Future!

Designers: Tom Dooley, Mansour Ourasanah, and Mathieu Turpault

Plant Mate solar powered gardener wanabee helper by Tom Dooley Mansour Ourasanah and Mathieu Turpault

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35 Comments

  • lxdawg25 says:

    well where can we get one?

    • reality says:

      surely a good gardener knows the condition of their soil or when it needs watering? this device takes away the need for learning this and places a reliance on technology. some plants require a dry condition to do well, some very wet. not sure how it will accuratly measure nutritional content on a weekly basis. how much research has gone into this?

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  • theworldofgolf says:

    I'm from the UK. The Government introduced Feed -in Tariff on 1st of April 2010. Under this scheme the UK energy suppliers make payments to householders who generate their own electricity from renewable sources such as PV panels and wind turbines. The generation tariff is a set rate paid: retro fit 41.3p (p/kwh) and new build 36.1p (p/kwh)by the energy supplier for each unit( or KWh) of electricity you generate. You will continue on this tariff for 25 years in the case of solar electricity. You can also receive a further 3p/KWH from your energy supplier for each unit you export back to the electricity grid.

  • theworldofgolf says:

    I'm from the UK. The Government introduced Feed -in Tariff on 1st of April 2010. Under this scheme the UK energy suppliers make payments to householders who generate their own electricity from renewable sources such as PV panels and wind turbines. The generation tariff is a set rate paid: retro fit 41.3p (p/kwh) and new build 36.1p (p/kwh)by the energy supplier for each unit( or KWh) of electricity you generate. You will continue on this tariff for 25 years in the case of solar electricity. You can also receive a further 3p/KWH from your energy supplier for each unit you export back to the electricity grid.

  • cricut says:

    omg a high tech garden huh? Wht will they think of next. They look kinda space alieny too so i think thats wicked cool. It would be very popular with pro farmers i suppsoe

  • cricut says:

    omg a high tech garden huh? Wht will they think of next. They look kinda space alieny too so i think thats wicked cool. It would be very popular with pro farmers i suppsoe

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