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Buddie - Automated plant companion

The personalised plant companion reacts to changing conditions via visual and audible communication allowing children to observe, interact and maintain nature within educational and domestic enviroments.
The planter allows the child to develop important skills such as empathy and becoming confident. Buddie is somewhere between having a digital pet or looking after a real life cat or dog. Buddie in the classroom helps the child learn about the enviroment and how to sustain plant growth.
The 'Emotional display' shows information about the surrondings of the plant, the condition of the plant and what you can do to sustain your 'Buddie' better
Water is delivered to the plant via its polycarbonate reservoir, it is then fed through the pump and forced out of a 360 degree perforated pipe aroung the rim of the pot.
I am hoping in the future to take this product futher if you're intersted in developing Buddie with me please get in contact!

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Christopher Ecclestone

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Project Tags

  • Horticulture
  • Planting and gardening
  • Electronics
  • Childrens products
  • Product Design
  • industrial design
  • learning and participation
  • University
  • new designers 2017
  • new designers exhibitor

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