The Smart Citizen Kit is the core of 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 an extendable way, with a central data logger (the Data Board) with network connectivity to which the different components are branched. The system also integrats 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 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