OpenHack: Open River Monitoring System for flood prediction
salmanfaris last edited by salmanfaris
So what is OpenHack, it’s an immersive open hackathon where students, professionals, researchers, makers and anyone with an interest in technology gather together to build a single project, disaster management, awareness and alertness platform in two days. I’ve been part of the hackathon as IoT/Hardware mentor from MakeGram community.
OpenHack is very different from the normal hackathon, in the normal hackathon, it’s all about competition and everyone building a different solution, but here every single one working on the same problem and the same solution collaboratively. 🥰
I have written a detailed blog on this and you can find here : OpenHack 2019 : 48hrs Collaborative hackathon Summary
This thread is to keep a log on Open River Monitoring System
swalahamani last edited by
Update - Meeting Summary:
Agenda: Sensor Selection and Connectivity option
Time & Date : 10.15 PM to 11.20 PM (23/Sep/2019)
Attendees: Swalah, Akash, Rafi, Alex and Salman
We started the discussion from what we have done so far, and we know that we were stuck at sensor and connectivity selection.
Cellular over LoRa WAN: LoRa WAN is not a good option since we need to set up the complete infrastructure from scratch. Also currently we are only planning to deploy 10 test nodes, it will not be worth setting it up just for that. On the other side, Cellular is already an established network which is feasible to manage 10 devices and can be implemented rapidly. Thus we are planning to go with cellular in the first batch. (Please share your feedback too, it's very important).
Sensor parameters: After got into a conclusion on the connectivity, we started discussing the sensor parameters to be collected for the analysis and prediction. They are :
-> Water level (High Priority )
-> Water Quality
-> River Flowmeter
-> Rain Gauge
Since we only got a few sensors details in past weeks, we decided to list them again based on the parameters and priority. We distributed them based on attendees interest.
-> All members are requested to submit sensor details before the next meeting which is scheduled for 7th December 2019 (High Priority)
-> Documentation: If possible add our Mission and Vision to our GitHub page
NB: Next team meeting will be on 7th December 2019 from 09.00 PM to 10:00 PM
Arduino also providing Portenta Carrier board that will add extra capabilities to your H7 board
The Portenta Carrier exposes all of the extra capabilities of the processor on your microcontroller board through connectors and peripherals that do not physically fit on it. There are connectors for USB, RJ-45, CAN bus, audio in and out lines, camera, DisplayPort, etc.
This design expands the default communication ports of Portenta boards to other wired and wireless protocols. Gigabit Ethernet will let you transform your board into a dedicated access point, a network drive, or even a serial-to-ethernet bridge. Adding a SIM card to the board makes it possible to connect to NBIoT or GPRS networks. Thanks to its LoRa connectivity you can design your own gateway to host your wireless sensor network.
Adding an 8-bit camera sensor to the Portenta Carrier camera connector will help you implement any kind of computer vision application. And if the onboard computing power is not enough, you could enhance your board’s AI capabilities by adding state-of-the-art Machine Learning modules through the Carrier’s miniPCI connector (like Google’s Coral unit of computation).
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The theme of the challenges is Oil & Gas, Fuel Retailing, Marketing and Energy Conservation and they also provided complete problem statement on their website.
Should we only develop solutions only related to Oil & Gas or it's an open innovation?