IoT Projects

City-wide Low Power IoT Sensor Network

Maker: Eric Hall

Purpose: Provide city-wide coverage for ubiquitous low-cost environmental sensors that can live on batteries in the cold for over a year.

Technologies Used: LoRa radios, MQTT

Status: Designed and prototyped. Part-time contractor work began 6/1/2018 and will be completed by the end of 2018. 

Member Supporters: UVM Office of VP of Research, Cambrian Rise

Stormwater Measurement

Maker: Dr. Dryver Huston, UVM

Purpose: Test the accuracy of new low-cost, non-invasive sensors for monitoring stormwater collection efforts in an urban, waterfront setting.

Technologies Used: Ground penetrating radios, Arduinos, LoRaWAN

Status: Project in design, expected to be complete by October 1, 2018. 

Member Supporters: UVM Office of VP of Research

IoT Plant Watering using Soil Moisture Sensor

Maker: Seth Rossman, Jr. Apprentice 

Purpose: Send a text message notification when soil water content is too low and plant watering is required. 

Technologies Used: ESP8266, IFTT webserver, SMS, WiFI, soil moisture sensor, relay

Status: In installation phase 

Safe to Swim II Web Application

Maker: Code for BTV volunteers and VT IoT Conduit Partnership

Purpose: Bring transparency into what is going into Lake Champlain’s water to determine if it is suitable to swim.

Technologies Used: LoRaWAN, Python

Status: In planning stages

IoT Smart Building

Maker: VT IoT Conduit

Purpose: Make over 20 Internet-connected technologies interoperable using an IoT architecture.

Technologies Used: MQTT

Status: Design and partial integration