Purwarupa Penarik Jaring Cerdas Untuk Nelayan Kelong Di Provinsi Kepulauan Riau
Kepulauan Riau Province (KEPRI) which the border of the international gate is a strategic location for conducting trade activities with neighboring countries. With the vast ocean covering the land, most of the people in the KEPRI province occupy coastal areas with the profession as fishermen. The economy of the fishing community is highly dependent on the amount obtained from fishing. The large operational costs of fishing, such as fuel and selling of catches that cannot improve the family's economy and buy the need to go to sea because they still use fishing gear that is operated manually are sources of poverty in fishing communities. Base on these backgrounds, a technological innovation called smart net puller is proposed. The innovation is a result of a user-based approach that uses the Engineering Design Process approach from Stanford Design School with the Design Thinking approach. The observation was carried out in the fishing community called Kampung Bugis to find the main problem. Researchers integrate directly with fishermen. The next stage is to find an idea that is a solution to the main problem and assembling a prototype. The prototype of innovation is still simple and easy to change. The last stage of the process is the testing phase of the test. The test aims to determine the performance of the prototype and get input to improve innovation if needed later. Intelligent net pulling prototype uses Arduino Uno microcontroller technology and several supporting devices such as stepper motor. Usability testing of the physical prototypes to kelong fishermen provides information about the convenience and benefits of smart net towing.