Arduino Gardening Glove
This student is in the process of prototyping a “gardening glove” which has
electronic probes built into the fingers which are coupled to an Arduino
device to give instant readings on soil properties such as pH, moisture, and
dissolved mineral ions. This wearable tech device is being developed so he
can combine two of his passions horticulture and programming.
This project was developed by a student passionate about electronics and
circuitry, and who also has an interest in adventure sports and the outdoors.
His prototype is working to incorporate piezoelectric discs into the soles of
hiking shoes so that the kinetic energy of the hiker may be converted to
electrical energy and used to trickle charge a portable USB charger.
Solar Powered Water Purifier
The student decided on this project with support from me. She couldn’t
pinpoint exactly what she wanted to explore so we worked on the idea
together until she decided on focusing on the need for safe drinking water
in Mumbai’s slums. The lack of Safe drinking water is an ongoing issue
due to common waterborne illnesses such as Cholera and Giardia. The
student is working to develop a solar-powered water purifier that can purify
contaminated water using simple, inexpensive materials.