Do-it-yourself, Perl-controlled irrigation system


Article from Issue 77/2007

In this month’s Perl column, we will introduce a system to water your plants while you are away from home. With a little help from Perl, a friendly, Linux-based irrigation system waters your plants twice a day.

During the summer months, if you take just a couple days of vacation and forget to ask your neighbor to water your plants while you are away, the plants on your balcony might not survive the drought. Instead of heading down to the supermarket to replace the dried-up victims when you get home, you might prefer to leave the task of watering your plants to a simple, do-it-yourself pump.

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