the physical sensor
We all breathe air, its one of the most essential resources we have. Therefore it is crucial to monitor air quality more actively
What it does
detects air quality by measuring 6 gases, temperature, humidity, pm2.5 particles and pm10 particles, both indoors and outdoors
How we built it
first we built the sensor hardware, then we added a gps sensor and power unit. then we built a visualization engine, and setup redis for livestreaming data. then we drove around the DC area and collected live data. and we can display this data, and any other data we collect live.
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
we can get live data. we discovered some problem spots with air quality in the city.
What we learned
publicly available air quality data is too sparse in general
What's next for What The Hack Did You Eat Last Night? AQI
publishing data we find, maybe some corporate/public sponsorship to help us build V2 of this sensor.
website entry: whatthehackdidyoueatlastnight.com