The Smart Citizen Kit is the core of what we call the Smart Citizen System: a complete set of modular hardware components aiming to provide tools for environmental monitoring, ranging from citizen science and educational activities to more advanced scientific research. The system is designed in a extendable way, with a central data logger (the Data Board) with network connectivity to which the different components are branched. The system is based on the principle of reproducibility, also integrating non-hardware components such as a dedicated Storage platform and a Sensor analysis framework.
On top of that, the system is meant to serve as a base solution for more complex settings, not only related with air quality monitoring. For that purpose, in addition to the Urban Board, the system also provides off-the-shelf support for a wide variety of third party sensors, using the expansion bus as a common port. One example is what we call the Smart Citizen Station: a full solution for low cost air pollution monitoring.
The following sensors are included in the kit:
|Air Temperature||Celsius||Sensirion SHT31|
|Relative Humidity||%rh||Sensirion SHT31|
|Ambient Light||lx||Rohm BH1721FVC|
|Barometric Pressure||kPa||NXP MPL3115A2|
|Equivalent Carbon Dioxide||ppm||AMS CCS811|
|Volatile Organic Compounds||ppb||AMS CCS811|
|Particle Matter||ug/m3||Plantower PMS 5003|
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Camprodon G, González O, Barberán V, Pérez M, Smári V, De Heras M, Bizzotto A (2019). Smart Citizen Kit and Station: An open environmental monitoring system for citizen participation and scientific experimentation. HardwareX