Project 2010: Testing Data Transfer Over Plant Roots

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 The text of "Romeo and Juliet" was sent between the two computers using the serial interface via the various media listed in the individual experiments below:

 

Note 1:  Brine soaked string (10 cm length) was tested for line speed and found to be equivalent to copper wire.

Note 2:  Small, fibrous root stems were initially tested but found to have no conductivity.  Thus, a tap root structure (dandelion) was used. The result of the fourth experiment below was with dandelion root.