Now this is clever… a moisture sensor system that is disguised as a (very cute) dinosaur, robot or rabbit that can send you a message (email or text) when your plant is too dry. Plant Friends were created by Dickson Chow. It’s a simple raspberry pi thing (yes, I don’t understand it either) but I love the approach. He shares all the information about how he made them too, yes, he’s clever.

You can find out more over at the Dickson Chow site. The lives of hundreds of plant may now be saved.

(via design taxi)