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How Every Computer Scientist Should Water Plants with Arduino

Intro
It’s hard to tell how much water does a plant need. Remember those times when you had to leave for a vocation, training or a conference? You risk finding your plants dead upon your return. I always find myself unprepared when I have to travel. Once, I watered my mint and lemon balm herbs excessively to make sure the plant had enough water until I come back. Little did I know, my plant would have tiny gnat flies all over it and was covered in spider nets. Those creatures thrived in the wet environment! I had no idea that excessive watering could cause so much trouble. After I almost lost both of my herbs, I decided to solve this problem through automation. Continue reading How Every Computer Scientist Should Water Plants with Arduino