RoboPots at a Glance

Craft a clay plant pot and paint it to express your personality.  Then rig the electronics to make it automatically self watering.

You'll wire up a microcontroller that will count to 24 hours.  Then it will send a voltage signal to a transistor you have inserted, thereby switching on a water pump.  It's a splashing good time!

There is no charge for Gizmo Garden programs.  This program generally is appropriate for grades 5-8.  Host libraries and schools may have additional guidelines and registration requirements.

If you are a parent of a student who would enjoy attending a RoboPots program, check our schedule of events here.  If you are a teacher or librarian interested in conducting a RoboPots program, there's a lot of more detailed info and how-to videos here.

Gallery of RoboPots

Here are photos and videos of kids creating RoboPots around Maine.

Windham Public Library

Patten Free Library, Bath

Skidompha Library, Damariscotta

Bristol Consolidated School

Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Patten Free Library, Bath