Faculty of Industrial Technology (FTI) students of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) won another achievement in the 31st National Student Science Week (PIMNAS) at Yogyakarta State University (UNY). Participants in this competition are students from universities that are members of 31st PIMNAS of 2018.
The theme raised in the 31st PIMNAS complementary competition is "Diversity as a Shield for Radicalism". In this event, the team of Bluetooth for Hydroponic Monitoring and Control (BPONIK) won 1st place in the complementary entrepreneurship booth of the 31st PIMNAS.
Bponik's entrepreneurship booth team consists of Vernandi Yusuf Muhammad (Electrical Engineering), Mar’atul Husna (Chemical Engineering), Yenny Rahmawati (Electrical Engineering), Ponco Sukaswanto (Electrical Engineering), with Anton Yudhana, S.T., M.T., Ph.D. as the supervisor.
Vernandi, the team leader explained that the purpose of Bponik was to facilitate hydroponic and aquaponic farmers. "We created this product to help hydroponic and aquaponic farmers
overcome their problems in monitoring and controlling water quality. They can buy a similar tool from abroad. However, they must import it at a very expensive prices," he said.
Besides being used by hydroponic and aquaponic farmers, Bponik can also be used in fish or shrimp cultivation. "This tool works by using sensors. Simply put it in the water and the tool will work on its own," Vernandi added.
Prof. Ainun Na'im as the Secretary General of Kemristekdikti congratulated the winners for the achievements that they made. He also advised that the works and ideas that had been made by all winners would hopefully not stop after participating in PIMNAS. This message was delivered during the closing ceremony of the 31st PIMNAS at GOR UNY on Saturday night (01/09/2018).