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While I’m still repairing the platform, it has come to my attention that my project won’t make it in time for the completion for the contest. Nevertheless, I’ll improve the coastal platform from time to time.   Future improvements will be:   *Closed shell to protect electronics           I’m still thinking of a new design. A buoy shaped platform is not a bad design but will be considered   *Improved floater ...
One of the most difficult aspect of this project is deploying the device at sea. The water is not very kind to the device and it will swallow the platform into the depths of the sea.     I planned to go to the beach to test the device, but as most plan go, there are complications. Every time I want to go to the beach it always rains and when it rains, the waves are raging. Its rainy season in my place in this time of the year.       Not to mention the logistical ch ...
With the solar power installed, we can now assemble and test the rest of the peripherals.         I run some test on the platform and some issues came to light. I suspect the source of this problem is the power distribution or the solar charger controller itself. First is the raspberry pi not booting but LEDs are on. The second issue is that the DPS368 is on but not transmitting data.   Should reconfigure my setup? Should I add more solar panels or battery? How ...
Installing the solar panel is an important part of the platform since it will supply power needed to operate long term out at sea.     There are many options on how to set-up solar panel circuitry with this. I’m not even sure which one is the best setup.             Anyway, I have a distrust for the solar charge controllers that I bought because somehow the solar charge controllers are not functioning properly. It’s charging more ...
Alternatively, we can modify the coastal platform to watch over corals underwater instead of looking for boats in the surrounding area. The microcontroller we will be using should be able to do computer vision and as usual we’re going to use the raspi for this.     We could train our ML model like YOLO with Keras and Tensorflow, but we could do it in another way using EdgeImpulse. EdgeImpulse enables the use of tiny machine learning model to be deployed inside an IOT device. & ...
  For our coast to be more sustainable, Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing must be monitored in the coastal areas.  IUU has devastated coastal communities and fish stocks. Although resources are limited, local government units and coast guard patrol these areas and guard coral reef sanctuaries from such illegal activities. Patrol routes and schedules are also being monitored by the illegal fishermen. To aid in this problem, coastal monitoring platform actively monitors the s ...
Concept   This was the original concept for the floating platform of the device. It’s the ideal design because this design can handle the condition in the water. It can protect its components from damage. Solar panels are mounted to the petals of the platform. The platform can close its petals to protect itself from the elements   Sadly, this platform is just a concept. Mechanism for the moving solar panels alone is a complex issue not to mention that water might seep inside ...
PROFET shield allows the use of high current electronics in conjunction with the Arduino. In this blog post, we will use the PROFET to power a 12v dc motor fan stacked with an Arduino     *Connect your 12v battery’s positive wire to BAT+ and your negative wire to GND as shown in the figure above *Connect the dc fan’s positive wire to OUT1 and the negative wire to GND   Note: although the PROFET shield is stacked with my Arduino, it appears that the PROFET is not ...
  Measuring the temperature and pressure around the coastal water is necessary in order to understand the effects of climate change that affect are coral reef. The DPS368 offers a low power consumption solution to monitoring the coastal areas in a long term operational life span of the device.   testing setup   for reference: https://github.com/Infineon/XMC-for-Arduino/wiki/XMC4700-Relax-Kit https://github.com/Infineon/DPS368-Library-Arduino   The xmc4700 is the perfe ...
the ocean is an important place. It cover more than half of our planet. It supports the largest biodiversity on earth. It regulates the temperature of our world. On the edge of our vast oceans lie our coastal areas. These coastal areas are home to coral reefs which protect the coastline and provide shelter to the many different kinds of fish.   Sadly, our oceans and coastal areas face many challenges. Pollution, climate change, and overfishing that are sometimes illegal, unreported, or ...