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Pop-Up Particle Pavilion Part 2: The Build & Demo

Pop-Up Particle Pavilion

In this article, I attempt to explain how I built my particle pavilion. I will use a combination of words, photos & videos to demonstrate how sensors can monitor internal air quality and activate motorised shutter walls, servo-assisted sliding skylights, embedded warning lights & automatic fans to improve the user experience of shared spaces. Hopefully, you’ll get an insight into how I used the following components to realise my particle pavilion idea:

  • Adafruit ESP32-S2 Feather with BME280 Sensor
  • Adafruit Stepper Motor Featherwing
  • Adafruit TFT FeatherWing - 2.4" 320x240 Touchscreen For All Feathers
  • Adafruit SCD 40 - True CO2, Temperature and Humidity Sensor
  • Mini Stepper Motor - 200 Steps - 20x30mm NEMA-8 Size (2 off)
  • Micro 360 Degree Continuous Rotation Servo FS90R
  • Linear actuator
  • 5V DC, Axial Fan, 40 x 40 x 10mm, 7CFM
  • Relay - 5V
  • Kitronik ZIP Stick - 5 ZIP LED
  • 4mm Economy Birch Laser Plywood - 600mm x 400mm
  • sheet Clear Perspex Sheet (Cast) 4mm x 600mm x 400mm Lipo Battery - 3.7 v; 500mAh
  • AA Battery pack; 3x 1.5V
  • Jumper wires
  • USB C to B Cable
  • M3 button head screws
  • M3 hex nuts

Creating a level and sturdy base

Small vertical shutter wall

Stepper motor housing

Components making up the Pop-Up Particle Pavilion

Guided Tour Around My Completed Pop-Up Particle Pavilion!

In one of the videos, you’ll able be to see the DesignSpark air quality monitor keeping tabs on the external air quality while the pavilion’s internal sensor monitors & then triggers various reactions to co2 levels from inside.

Pop-Up Particle Pavilion - connected to ESDKPop-Up Particle Pavilion - Front viewPop-Up Particle Pavilion final design

Next - Part 3

In part 3, I will be sharing the following:

  • The files for all the laser cuts components
  • The Code
  • The Data Visualisation on Adafruit Io (IoT)
  • More detailed wiring diagrams/guidance
  • My reflections
Girls Into Coding (GIC) is a social enterprise co-founded in 2018 by Avye, a now 14-year-old multi Tech award winner, and her mother Helene. GIC engages girls, 10 to 14, by providing free hands-on opportunities in coding, robotics, physical computing, and 3D printing/design - developing their confidence & sense of belonging in tech settings & a belief in their abilities to embark upon becoming tech leaders of the future.
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