In the previous school year, Rīga Teika High School pupils created a student enterprise called Soilnetic.
“Grandma says – go water plants all the time. We don't like going out to work, water. We're losing our time, we'd have done anything else at that time. We realized that somehow we could solve it. We started building a product, this is our first prototype - an automatic plant watering system,” explains Roberts Eriņš, a student at Rīga Teika High School.
The watering system is a module that plugs into the ground and works with four different sensors: air humidity, sunlight, ground humidity, and ground temperature. After the measurements are taken, each plant is watered with the required amount of water.
The pupils pointed out that the smart watering differs from the others that already exist, that it does not work with the timer principle, but measurements are made which conclude how much water the plant needs at a given moment.
In the near future, pupils will be finished with the next prototype, which will be resilient to different climate conditions.
The students said that not only grandmothers but also a number of farmers have shown an interest in their future watering system.