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  • Dustyn Roberts
  • Trevor Stephens
  • Benjamin Mazur

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Project TitleEvergreen Smart Garden System
Track Code2018-004
Short Description

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION:

Faculty and students at the University of Delaware have developed a smart gardening system that optimizes gardening through the use of a hub, water valve, and soil moisture sensor. Both the water valve and soil moisture sensor sit outdoors and are solar powered. The hub is located indoors. A mobile device is required to interact with the system and choose which watering mode. The watering modes are either manual or automatic, which is based on soil moisture and weather data.

STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT:

Prototype has been designed and developed, with research still being conducted in the redesign/testing stage.

APPLICATIONS:

This is a technology that allows gardeners to grow more produce while doing less work. 

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED:

Current wifi-enabled watering systems rely on outdoor wifi, which is usually unreliable due to its location. Existing hub-based watering systems do not utilize solar powered sensors or require existing irrigation systems. This technology addresses the remote and automated watering of home gardens.

AbstractNone
 
Tagssmart garden system, green, gardeners, watering system, evergreen
 
Posted DateSep 20, 2017 8:09 AM

Researcher

Name
Dustyn Roberts
Trevor Stephens
Benjamin Mazur

Manager

Name
Joy Goswami

Benefits

  • Hub-based system allows for more reliable connection to water valve and sensors
  • Solar powered to reduce electricity costs
  • Better for environment
  • Soil moisture sensor to accurately determine watering times
  • Less manual labor
  • Less time required to manage garden

Uses/Users

Inquiry

Denise Bierlein

Licensing Analyst

Telephone:  302-831-4005

Email:  techtransfer@udel.edu

Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
Patent Pending None Provisional United States