My last post on 2014 Student Design Projects in Engineering at the University of Namibia was about two female students who came up with a design for an automatic water level control system for Tsumeb Water Supply. In this post, I will feature an automated livestock watering system for a local farm, which was designed by a group of three students on a multi-disciplinary basis.

The three students and their roles were as follows. The Civil Engineering student, France Shivute, was responsible for the design of the water reservoir, piping system, and the watering trough. France also selected the suitable pipes for the system.

The Electronic Engineering student was responsible for the design of the motion detection system, the water level design system, and the valve control system. The Electrical Engineering student, Pewa Iiyambo, was responsible for the design of the photovoltaic system and the pump controller.

This was also the first design of the system. There are still so many improvements that have to be done in order to come up with a system that can be implemented practically. Again, the students used some low cost components to demonstrate their design. Here are some shots taken on the exhibition day.

Pewa posing beside the mock-up demo

Pewa posing beside the mock-up demo

The Watering Trough with Level Sensors

The Watering Trough with Level Sensors

The mock-up demo of the Automatic Watering Sytem for Livestock in a rural setting

The mock-up demo of the Automatic Watering System for Livestock in a rural setting

Walfried Lambert, a third year student at that time, getting inspired

Walfried Lambert, a third year student at that time, getting inspired

Pewa, France, me, and Michelle

Pewa, France, me, and Michelle