This Maker Boot Camp project was developed to solve some unique challenges in her life. She loves plants, but always forgets to water them and they die. So her unique solution was to create a garden that mounts to the top of her toilet, and automatically lowers wicks into the tank to water the plants as required. A web interface lets her monitor the health and manually override the grow light's day/night cycle.
She wrote a great blog about it, sharing her designs, code and experiences: https://thimbleprojects.org/ggom1/204922/