During our presentation which took place on midterm week, our instructor suggested the ,to automate an existing irrigation system to cut the cost and to make things a little bit easier for our group. We also did think it is better for us to just automate the system and implement it to IoT and make it solar powered. Since we are still students it is much more practical for us than making the whole system from scratch.
This week we had a consultation with our instructor and he had a new suggestion for us to decide whether to make a miniature of the system or to apply it to an actual farm. We decided to make a miniature of the system. We have made this decision based on our capability, and the applicability of the project. We did consider applying it on an actual farm but a half hectare is too big for us to manage.