The idea of a digital money jar is my interpretation of managing finances, the product will display money saved and provides a way to manage saving money. The ‘tamagotchi effect’ is how I intend to help people improve their ability to save money, by using this product the user will learn to appreciate saving money and thus improve their ability as they will be more inclined to save money.
By using an Arduino kit I believe it would be possible to set up a water moisture sensor for the soil, which would then be programmed to set off a motor releasing some water into the plant pot. The product would transfer money to a paypal through a contactless reader, this would then allow the user to save money quickly from within their own home.
For a more in-depth look at this project, please feel free to view the full project PDF I handed in for assessment.