Christoper Raczek (left) and Joey Koury [right] demonstrate their project at the 2016 Maker Faire.
What inspired your project?
I have been very interested in electronics this year, and
learning about different electronic devices in Science
Club. With the knowledge I gained, I wanted to create
something meaningful. The drought in California caught
my attention, and I thought that I could combine electronics with botany to make a device. This device would
figure out when it is the best time to water a plant, and
even water a plant on its own.
What was the most challenging part?
The most challenging part of this project was doing all
the experiments that lead to proving the idea was actually feasible. This took a lot of time and patience, realizing, documenting, and interpreting results.
AUTOMATED IRRIGATION SYSTEM
CHRISTOPHER RACZEK | CLASS OF 2019
What was the most fun or exciting part of the
The most exciting part of this process was actually holding your first prototype, knowing that you made something and are proud to call it yours.
What did you learn?
I learned many things, but most importantly, I learned
to have patience. There are going to be a lot of things
that go wrong when you are designing and making
something, so you have to learn to work around them
and with them and sometimes those mistakes might
lead you down a better path.
"The most exciting part of this process was actually holding your first prototype, knowing that you made something and are proud to call it yours."