33 Buckets Internet of Things


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Project Description

The Peruvian communities of Occopata and Mayrasco have not been able to accurately track how much chlorine is being injected into their water supply, and, as a result of this, have not been able to display and remotely monitor the data as well. As the water is being chlorinated to provide clean drinking water, the current system to track the amount of chlorine is insufficient and unreliable, leading to highly chlorinated water or, the complete opposite, water far below a level of cleanliness. These communities need a sufficient method of tracking chlorine levels in the reservoir and transferring the data to a public domain.

Discovering an effective way to transmit data from a chlorine sensor to a public domain, by means of an Internet of Things system (such as the Iridium Edge device) is the primary goal of the 33 Buckets Internet of Things team. The team is currently in their second semester and have made great progress towards this goal. As of right now, the team has been working on creating a functional and efficient design for the code needed to continuously monitor the system as well as taking any inputted data and transferring it into a public domain via the Iridium global satellite network. Additionally, they are working on a platform that can be readily accessed to attain this continually updated data being received from the chlorine sensors in the reservoirs. The goal by the end of this semester is to have a prototype ready for testing, debugging, etc. so that the next step, implementation, can be reached by the summer of 2021.