EDDI is 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.

EDDI: a circular movement of water // electrodialysis desalinator for irrigation

Using a mobile device connected to the Samsung Artik-powered EDDI, 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 created the multimedia assets as well as helped build the machine.

EDDI UI overview

After winning the Samsung Maker’s against-drough, EDDI was showcased at the Samsung Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. EDDI went on to live on a permaculture barge in the East River, touring around Governor’s Island, the Bronx, and Downtown Brooklyn.

While EDDI was developed for the Samsung Makers Against Drought competition in California, we conceptualized, built, and tested it on NYC rooftops.