Research: Projects


Arduino to Monitor Sustainable Aquaponics

The goal of this project is to create an Arduino program that accurately obtains and reports values from the environmental sensors of a 250-gallon aquaponics system. Sensors include water temperature, air temperature, humidity, water flow and light levels. Data will be reported on a web-based application and used to answer research questions such as: how do local environmental conditions affect plant and fish growth rates?

The Arduino program will obtain and report accurate values from sensors. Researchers will analyze data for correlations between environmental conditions and growth rates. Results will then be used to improve the function of the aquaponics system.