TECHNOLOGY
More and more often designers are combining technology with nature. People who enjoy being in nature will certainly be delighted by these new developments.Civilization and Nature
Click & Grow Flowerpot This flowerpot is equipped with sensors enabling it to independently cultivate herbs. The flowerpot provides the roots of plants with an adequate amount of oxygen, water and nutrients, and it can even do this for several days, taking care of our basil or marjoram plants while we travel. It is equipped with a small lamp that gives the plant better light exposure. The producer offers cartridges full of suitable nutrients for chili peppers, cocktail tomatoes, lettuce, basil and thyme, and will soon extend its offer to include mint, rosemary, strawberries and other plants. clickandgrow.com
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Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor This is a gadget which monitors the temperature and content of soil as well as water level in a flowerpot. Its “knowledge” is based on an internet encyclopedia of plants. The device lets us know when we forget to water our plants or give them adequate sunlight via email or SMS. The device can be controlled through a website or app. It uses a home Wi-Fi network. koubachi.com
Playbulb Garden These light bulbs are equipped with multi-coloured RGB LED diodes. Their built-in battery has a capacity of 650 mAh (for up to 20 hours of functioning). They can be controlled via Bluetooth with mobile devices that have iOS or Android systems. The control panel makes it possible to select the light’s colour and activate special effects. For example, the bulbs can flash, pulsate and imitate candles. playbulb.com
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Biolite Camp Stove After lighting a fire in a metal compartment, a thermoelectric battery changes the heat into electricity, which can then charge a built-in USB port, enabling a phone to be charged or other portable devices with a compatible socket. Additionally, a fan is powered which pushes air towards the fire, adding oxygen and ensuring clean burning. bioliteenergy.com
DIY Gardening Ideas This application is practical and useful for aspiring gardeners. It offers a gallery of impressive solutions for gardens together with simple instructions divided into four categories. The app can provide inspiration for creating a small flower, herb or vegetable garden at home. You can save your favourite ideas in the app, and also share them on Facebook, Twitter and Google, or send them to friends by email. facebook.com/happysunmobileLikeThat Garden – Flower Identifier Used with an Android operating system, this is an application which recognises flowers. Similar technology is used for recognising human faces. The app analyses photos taken on your phone and displays the closest matches with the help of Wikipedia. likethatapps.com„Zielone” aplikacje