Meet Biopod, an app-controlled smart terrarium that lets you grow just about anything you want, from an herb garden to a rainforest-style home for frogs, right on your kitchen counter. Described as the “world’s first smart micro-habitat,” the affordable and low-maintenance Biopod was developed by biologist Jared Wolfe who sought to make growing as easy as a few taps on a smartphone screen. The internet-connected Biopod uses sensors to automatically regulate its microclimate and adjust settings, such as humidity levels, light intensity, temperature, and even artificial rainfall, to replicate the ideal environment for your plants and/or pets. Wolfe and his partner Tom Lam recently launched Biopod on Kickstarter, where it’s already surpassed its financial goal by four-fold, and has an estimated delivery date of December 2015.

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