Air Quality Project
Air quality is a growing problem worldwide. DesignSpark has developed an 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
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.
Based on your location, what will your lungs look like in 10 years? This LED-enabled dress paints a portrait of your lung health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Second hand smoke is surprisingly dangerous, even outside. I’m creating a necklace that seeks to spread awareness.
How it works
Join our Global Community
This is a callout to Engineers to take action to help us build and deploy a community-led global network of air quality monitors.
See how the project influencers will be using our Air Quality kits to drive change in their local environments through their own innovative projects.
The next stage is the search for 50 DesignSpark members to receive a free kit to test, deploy and connect to the cloud and share data.
To keep informed of the project and when to apply for a kit, sign up for our free weekly newsletter.
How can our members get 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.
A clear first step is to start by measuring Air Quality and we want our DesignSpark members to get involved by giving away 50 kits to our Global members
Find out more about how you can join our Beta user program utilising our Environmental Sensor Development Kit to help drive real change
More on the Air Quality Project
Breathing Dress: Update #1
Making art that affects the air Part 1: NFT primer
Breathe Better Bear- An Air Quality Project. Part 1
Girls into Coding: Project Particle Pavilion
WIN £3000, become one of our 50 Initial Beta Testers by applying on DesignSpark
Activist Engineering on DesignSpark - Learn more
Pollen Defence System Part 1: How It Began.
Building a Controller for The Good Air Canary
Good Air Canary - Build Guide
Introducing the Environmental Sensor Development Kit
The DesignSpark Air Quality Project, behind The Good Air Canary
DesignSpark Environmental Sensor Development Kit - Air Quality project Q&A with Jude Pullen