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 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Science Space Natural Science Technology Agriculture Energy Photo via OH6DC 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. It's called the Amaryllis telegraphiensis. It's an exceedingly rare species, and must be carefully bred and well tended, but diligent owners will find they have in their possession an amazing cyborg of an amaryllis, one that can send telegrams! Check out how the inventor turned the bulb's stem into a sideswipe CW key. The creator, OH6DC, 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.