What technology are you using?
A: We were using a sensory network that utilized the WIO Link an optical sensor and IOT SDKs but ended up switching to a more advanced optical sensor and an Arduino and data logger to detect the data as well as have a nice signal underwater.
What brought you to the Internet of H2O challenge (besides the prize money)?
A: I wanted to further my research on decentralized nodes and networks, as well as I like the environment.
Reflection on the pilot:
A: We ended up having some connection problems so ended up building a digital to analog converter using a Texas Instruments dev board and a FGA (not VGA) controller. We got a signal underwater for about a minute and was starting to collect meta data before some technical problems in result of a seal on the enclosure. We rebuilt a smaller model and more advanced model which we are utilizing for Test pilot #2 so we can start exporting meta data results of what we found.
Overall, the pilot was a deeply valuable learning experience in knowing different research going on in sensory networks and underwater tech.
Overall, how has the experience been working in this project and with the Internet of H2O Organizing team?A: They have been fairly helpful from time to time.
What do you hope will happen after the competition is over?
A: I hope to gain numerous connections to help me move lots of my technology forward. This is especially true in regards to the networks I want to try to create as well as other environmentally friendly tech challenges I am in.
What would you say to other cities that are trying to do projects like this?
A: I would say to continue moving forward to help sustain our oceans and planets much longer for centuries to come.