Science Technology Inventor Turns Amaryllis Bulb Into Morse Code Machine (Video) By Jaymi Heimbuch Writer California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Jaymi Heimbuch Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image / oh6dccw / amaryllistelegraphiensis Share Twitter Pinterest Email Science Space Natural Science Technology Agriculture Energy For people who have a thing for Morse code, you might want to make sure you have a plant like this sitting on your desk. This tongue-in-cheek invention is called the Amaryllis telegraphiensis. The inventor calls it an exceedingly rare species that must be carefully bred and well-tended. Diligent owners will find they have, in their possession, an amazing cyborg of amaryllis. One that can send telegrams! Check out how the inventor OH6DC, turned the bulb's stem into a sideswipe CW key. The creator loves to find new, crazy ways to reuse old gadgets and materials. Of the many cool projects, we loved this one that incorporates a bit of living nature into it. Great inspiration for random, creative projects to dream up with a few old bits and pieces of gadgetry.