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Hack a plant!

When your mom asks you to water the plants...Hack it. With a SAM Servo, and SAM Heat Sensor, you can auto-water your in-home garden!


Made with SAM Blocks

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You will need: Scissors, Paper, Cardboard, Glue, Plastic botle , Sticky tape , Heat Sensor, Servo Motor, A plant .
  1. First, cut a cardboard piece for the bottle support. Add a small hole for the SAM Servo Motor and a pointy edge to dig it in the soil of the plant.

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  2. Next, attach the bottle and the SAM Servo Motor onto the support.

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  3. Add a small lid (protruding perpendicular piece) to stop the water coming out of the bottle and attach it to the foot of the Servo Motor.

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  4. Attach a Heat Sensor on one of the sides of the plant.

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  5. Now, open SAM Space. Turn the SAM Heat Sensor and the Servo Motor on and drag them onto the canvas. Connect the Heat Sensor to the Map and Hold Soft SAMs. Double click on the Map Soft SAM to customise what temperature you'd like the plant to water itself at. This whole circuit will open the lid when the temperature is above the threshold.

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  6. Now, go play and let the plants tend to themselves!

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