eddi

electrodialysis desalinator for irrigation

EDDI was an award-winning electrodialysis desalinator for irrigation designed to provide real-time soil and salinity metrics to small-scale farmers in California trying to avoid overwatering and leaching. Our goal was to put data into the hands of farmers so they could respond responsiblity to the weather and soil quality specific to their crop.

Using the mobile device, a user could remotely turn off their personal desalinator and desalinate only to the necessary levels to save water and energy. As the design lead on the team, I created the visual identity, built the mobile and web interfaces and produced all the multimedia assets as well as helped build the machine. This project went on to live on a permaculture barge in the East River.