Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

IoT Irrigation

How farmers with small, rural plots efficiently and inexpensively maintain their land?

Agricultural irrigation is expensive and its cost often prohibits landowners with small, rural plots from harvesting on their land. Effective irrigation, though, can stimulate micro-economies and uplift people, no matter how small their lots are. 

The Solution 

IoT Irrigation implements efficient technology to support irrigation on small plots. More than that, it empowers landowners in their agricultural pursuits. The cardboard which houses the technology and nails that are used to connect with the soil are both cheap, easily replaced materials.