Air Quality Project
Air quality is a growing problem worldwide. DesignSpark has developed an approved and certified open-source, cloud-connected, sensor platform and we’ll be sharing some exciting projects from our network of engineers. Stay tuned for details about how you can also get involved!
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Meet the Project Influencers
Jude Pullen, London, UK
Too much CO2 in your workspace stifles your productivity and creativity and it makes you feel tired and unwell. Once the sensor detects increasing levels of CO2, the Canary will alert you.View Project
Michael Omotosho, Bradford, UK
Ella Kissi-Debrah, a schoolgirl died after an asthma attack, her death was linked to exposer to nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter. The Mindful Droid school commute robot display encourages skilful driving for parents.View Project
Jasmine Florentine, Jerusalem
Based on your location, what will your lungs look like in 10 years? This LED-enabled dress paints a portrait of your lung health.View Project
Sam Roots, London, UK
We spend a third of our lives in bed. Your body releases VOCs and CO2. What if your window could automatically open and close, to balance health and comfort.View Project
Ahmed Oyenuga, Ikorodu, Nigeria
Using sensor data to provide local people with information about their local Air Quality so they can better protect themselves and work with the community to make improvements.View Project
Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, Sequim, WA, USA
Is there a danger of wildfire smoke in your area? This bear will let you know. His sensors will have an accurate representation of AQI to better decide the amount of outdoor activity to be involved in.View Project
Avye Couloute, Girls Into Coding, London, UK
Through my Pop Up Particle Pavilion, I want to explore how a space can monitor the CO2 levels within it & then react to improve the experiences of the people using it.View Project
Florian Dussopt, London, UK
Breathe is a friendly air quality display. It gives a simple and friendly face to powerful (but ugly) electronic technology. The open-ended nature of the object invites the user to associate it to its own personal environment.View Project
Manuel Golub, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Are you using natural gas to heat your home in winter? CO is a silent killer that is colorless, tasteless and odorless. If the sensor detects CO, my glacier model will start to melt.View Project
Hannah Makes, London, UK
How can digital art affect the air? NFTs are smart digital assets that require a lot of processing power – power that comes with a carbon cost. I'm looking for a way to make NFTs greenView Project
Geeky Faye, London, UK
Second hand smoke is surprisingly dangerous, even outside. I’m creating a necklace that seeks to spread awareness.View Project
Track your hayfever symptoms, determine which pollens are likely to cause them and get warnings on days likely to be difficultView Project
How it works
Join our Global Community
Engineers across the globe have now been selected to receive our Air Quality Kits. Very soon these kits will be deployed in their locality, thus creating an active air monitoring network.
This sees DesignSpark moving into a new phase of activity regarding air quality monitoring. Together with our original influencers, these new beta users will deliver a host of exciting new applications that you can follow on DesignSpark. Their project data will be shared on our cloud and dashboards for you to view and comment on.
Stay informed and up to date with all developments by joining our community and signing up to our weekly newsletter.
Whether you are one of our 50 lucky beta testers or just simply want to introduce yourself and share what you would do with our Environmental Sensor Development Kit, feel free to do so in this forum. Also, if you are building your own project, looking for help or want to share information and opinions then post your details here.
From the Air Quality Forum
Join the conversation
Whether you are one of our 50 lucky beta testers or just simply want to introduce yourself and share what you would do with our Environmental Sensor Development Kit, feel free to do so in this forum. Also, if you are building your own project, looking for help or want to share information and opinions then post your details here.Join in on the Air Quality Forum
How our members are getting involved.
Our first initiative in our #ActivistEngineering agenda is to raise awareness and understanding of the Air Quality where we live, work or commute and how to make a positive change.
In this first step, we have selected a global team of DesignSpark members to receive 50 of our Environmental Sensor Development Kits. They will be sharing their projects and data with us so you can follow them right here on DesignSpark.
Become a DesignSpark member and stay fully up to date with the Air Quality Project activities and also forthcoming developments within #ActivistEngineering and help drive real change.
More on the Air Quality Project
Air Quality Monitoring with ESDK at Calderdale Industrial Museum
ESDK Gains OSHWA Certification
Upgrading the Air Quality Application to the December 2022 Release
Setting up the Air Quality Kit at the RS office in Hong Kong
Air quality and activist engineering update
Winner of the DesignSpark Air Quality Beta Competition
The Interactive Air Quality Map Part 4: Building The Map
Customising the Air Quality Application
Can all cleaners be atomized?
Air Quality Shorts: Part 4 - Particulate Sensors
Air Quality Shorts: Part 3 - CO2 Sensors
Air Quality Shorts: Part 2 - VOC / MOX Sensors