• 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.