Senior Design (S/F 2017): Group Dec1717
We are group Dec1717.
About our project:
The task assigned to us was to build a network of smart soil moisture sensors capable of wirelessly transmitting moisture data to the mobile device of a crop grower. In essence, we are to build a series of wireless sensors that will periodically sample the moisture of the soil in which they are planted, and report their data back to a base station. To retrieve the data, the farmer simply needs to establish a bluetooth connection with the base station via our mobile application and initiate a data pull. The data is then transferred from the base station to the farmer’s device where it is processed and presented in a user-friendly display. This project provides farmers with valuable metrics about their crop conditions in a quick, convenient manner; allows them to save water by better knowing when irrigation is necessary; and removes the uncertainty of soil moisture testing conducted with more primitive devices.
We have decided to call our project "LIMA" (Lovely Irrigation Monitoring Application)
About the LIMA team:
Hi, my name is Daniel Albers. I am a 3rd year senior in Software Engineering and I am a "Key Idea Holder" on the LIMA team. LIMA excites me because I love blending hardware with software of all kinds.
Hello, I'm Sam Jackson. I am a 4th year Senior in Software Engineering. I serve as the webmaster for the LIMA team. LIMA excites me because it's a cool blend of software and hardware. The concept of getting sensor nodes to communicate autonomously is pretty cool, and I'm eager to gain experience with iPhone application development.
Hello, I am Senior in Computer Engineering. My role on LIMA is "Key Idea Holder." I choose to work on LIMA because it is directly applicable to what is happening in the field today. I think LIMA will help build my skills in hardware and software development.
Hi, my name is Sierra, and I am a 3rd year Senior in Computer Engineering. I am the Team Leader. I chose to work on LIMA because it is a neat project that is relevant to the agriculture world today, and can teach me a lot about software, hardware, and the communication between the two.
Hi, my name is Landon Woerdeman and I am senior in Computer Engineering with an emphasis in embedded systems design. I am the communications lead on the LIMA project. I am excited about the LIMA project since it is a dual-natured project, meaning that it has both hardware and software components. This is particularly interesting to me, since embedded systems focuses in on the interfacing between hardware and software.