Plantenna is truly one of its kind

Mike decided to experiment with plants functioning as AM radio transmission antennas, and has managed to pull it off successfully. To long and short of it is this – Mike decided to take an ATMega324, modify the PWM output into a sinusoidal AM signal (which is a simple form of RLC circuitry), while connecting the circuit to a plant. Needless to say, no plants were harmed during the construction of this project, so you need not lie down in front of Mike’s car on his driveway as part of a worldwide protest against plant abuse. Check out the Plantenna in action in a video right after the jump.

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