Clean air is an essential part of our lives but many people lose their lives because of the dangerous air quality. Many countries are implementing environmental improvements in air quality measures.
Pico Air Monitoring Expansion Board and Pico Air WiFi Monitoring Expansion are designed to help people to know the current situation. We know that as soon as possible you want the air monitoring series and this is why we are launching it on Kickstarter. Let's learn more about and start the Pico Air monitoring series!!!
Introduction Pico Air Monitoring Expansion
Raspberry Pi Pico Air Monitoring Expansion is an open-source portable sensor that has the ability to provide the level of quantity of the suspended particulates with their mass.
Pico Air Monitoring Expansion has a hi-tech Digital Laser Dust Sensor, PMSA003, sensor with on-board 0.91" OLED Display that provides the information of suspended particulate matter(PM1.0, PM2.5, PM10) in the air per unit volume via digital output with an operating voltage of 5V. It communicates via UART(serial) with the standby current ≤200 Microampere(μA) of the sensor.
Send Data with Pico Air WiFi Monitoring Expansion
Pico Air WiFi Monitoring Expansion is an upgrade of the Pico Air Monitoring Expansion with onboard components like ESP8266 and Bosch BME280. It is developed to make the users send the air quality data on the internet with the help of ESP8266. There is an onboard humidity sensor Bosch BME280, an integrated environmental sensor, that is for low current consumption (3.6μA at 1Hz), long-term stability, and high EMC robustness.
Adverse Effects of Particulate Matter
The dangerous increase in air pollution is putting us and our future generations at risk. Particular matter is one of the components of our lives which increase the efficiency of air pollution. Many people may have no idea about the concentration of particles or PM.
Particulate matter is the sum of the organic and inorganic suspended particles in the air, many of which are hazardous to health. There are particles like dust, pollen, smoke, liquid droplets, etc. Particulate matter is characterized by the aerodynamic diameter of the particle. PM 1.0, PM 2.5, and PM 10 with the size ranging from 1 to 10 µm are the ones that we have to take care of to have a healthy life. PM 2.5 and PM 10 came into existence by the mechanical break-up of solid particles that are large in size.
How can it help me?
"How can a compact air monitoring device save the environment" might be what most people believe. The first step to solve a problem is to recognise it. The Pico Air Monitoring series presents PM 1.0, PM 2.5 and PM10 real-time data that will warn people about the environment's current scenario. The following advantages can change the world through air monitoring series
- Track Bad Quality Air
- Provide Data for Research and Development
- Increase Awareness about the Environment
- Economical and Cost-effective
- Being informed about the quantity of Particulate matter.
Innovate better, Live Better!
We had the idea of the campaign "Innovate Better, Live Better!," which had an enormous success among the Tech lovers at the beginning of the year 2021. We have so many product ideas for air monitoring and environment, where we have had a large number of requests to develop Raspberry Pi Pico Air Monitoring.
In order to meet all our customer's requirements under the Innovate better, Live better plan, we are launching two variants of air monitoring, Pico Air Monitoring Expansion Board and Pico Air WiFi Monitoring Expansion. The air quality can be monitored and the data transferred over the Internet to various devices or clouds.
Build projects on Air Monitoring Series
Looking at the current environment situation, we can easily see that the environmental quality is rapidly degrading. Environment-saving advanced technological projects can improve the world for all living organisms. You can now build intelligent products based on the air monitoring series and use particle data to improve the environment.
All of us can see environmental changes and their degradation. However, most of us have no idea how much particulate matter is present in the atmosphere, such as PM 1.0, PM 2.5, and PM 10. Knowledge is the key to developing advanced projects to make our lives better.
You are welcome to add this powerful tool to your product and share with us your work. Please leave a comment below if you have any suggestions to improve the Pico Air Monitoring Expansion series.