P19420: Blackberry High Tunnel Monitoring System
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The Durgin Family Farm is located at 1175 Martin Road, West Henrietta and is less than 7 miles from RIT. The plan is to sell a variety of U-Pick berries and make it a “smart farm”. Last year, RIT students designed a hydroponic system for growing strawberries with an Arduino microcontroller. This year’s project is to have an Arduino that controls the functions of a high tunnel (unheated greenhouse) where blackberries are being grown.

There would be sensors that monitor soil moisture, soil and air temperatures, light intensity and relative humidity. The data would be collected by an Arduino that turns on ventilation fans and drip irrigation. Also, the data would be accessible on smart phones so that visitors to the farm could see it. An option above the basic control of functions is to focus on the soil temperature and design a system that would heat the soil or irrigation water during cold periods in the Spring and Fall.

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Project Name
Blackberry High Tunnel Monitoring System
Project Number
P19420
Start Term
2181
End Term
2185
Faculty Guide
George Slack (gbseee@rit.edu)
Primary Customer
Phil Durgin (durgin2000@yahoo.com)
Sponsor (financial support)
Durgin Family Farms

Team Members

Team members from left: Kara, Tim, Aaron, James, Kyle, Laura

Team members from left: Kara, Tim, Aaron, James, Kyle, Laura

Member Role Contact
James Buduson EE jab3913@rit.edu
Kyle DePalma ME kpd3154@rit.edu
Laura Konieczko BME lak1219@rit.edu
Timothy Oliveira EE tso3527@rit.edu
Aaron Reckless ME axr4581@rit.edu
Kara Tenpas-Akin EE krt8036@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Problem Definition Review

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements