FarmDeck is an educational yet automated gardening system, designed to help educate young minds about the wonders of the Internet of Things (IoT). Partnered with Zenitant, who is also an educational hub, has provided FarmDeck with the problem statement of integrating IoT into educational programs that could be provided to schools.
Currently, the Infocomm Industry has been racking in revenue for the past years, constantly increasing. In 2017, the industry earned a stunning S$199.2 billion, beating the 2015 record of S$189.4 billion. (Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), 2019) According to the words from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, there are mainly 3 “ingredients” that are required in the pursuit of success in the Smart Nation vision.
Singapore must have very strong engineering capabilities
Singapore would need more leaders who understand tech
A society that embraces science and technology, not fear it
Being a Smart Nation does not mean just flaunting the advanced technology around, it is about innovating products to solve real problems that would make a difference in lives across the whole society. (Yuen-C, 2019)
The team strongly believes that with FarmDeck, it would help to value-add to Singapore, equipping young students with the necessary skills to innovate and develop their creativity even further. Helping Singapore to gain an advantage, with society accepting technology as part of their lives, using FarmDeck as their stepping platform.