Every day, the average American produces 4.6 pounds of trash per day. That amounts to 230 million tons produced in this country each year. So we thought, what if we could take even a fraction of that trash and turn it into something better?
Keep your potted plant healthy with a robot designed to drive it towards sunlight, remind you when to water it, and beep when the soil gets too dry.
Our Arduino prototype of the Plantsitter bot.
I drafted an original design for the body of the robot and 3D modeled it in Autodesk Inventor. My friend Lydia selected the hardware components and wired the circuit. Together, we wrote code for the Arduino Uno.
This project was completed at the end of our senior year in high school (March-May 2018).
Download the 3D model here: plantsitterEOY.ipj