| ||Thread Tools|
|12th December 2012, 08:34||#1|
Join Date: May 2010
Standalone air quality monitor based around Raspberry Pi
You can have a lot of fun tinkering with the Raspberry Pi. But in addition to the low-cost hobby potential it is actually a great choice for serious data harvesting. This air quality monitor is a great example of that. The standalone package can be taped, screwed, bolted, or bungeed at the target location with a minimum of effort and will immediately start generating sample data.
The enclosure is a weather proof electrical box. The RPi board is easy to spot mounted to the base of the case. On the lid there is an 8 Ah battery meant to top off an iPhone. It works perfectly as it provides a USB port and enough current to operate the Pi. On top of that battery is a 3G modem used to access the data remotely — although it can log to the SD card for collection at a later time if you’d rather not mess with a cell network.
Look closely at the GPIO header and you’ll notice that an ADC add-on board has been plugged in. This is used to take the readings from the gas sensor which is monitoring for air pollutants in Paris.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|QNAP Unveils High-Quality Cloud-Based Storage via Apacer's USB Disk Module||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||1st November 2012 08:07|
|Swiftech Maelstrom Standalone Bay Reservoir Review||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||25th October 2012 08:37|
|Neo Geo X handheld gets standalone $130 price tag||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||13th September 2012 08:19|
|Raspberry Pi Passes CE Quality Assurance Testing||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||10th April 2012 08:05|
|Raspberry Pi: the Upcoming $25 1080p-Capable ARM-Based Hobby Computer||Stefan Mileschin||WebNews||0||25th November 2011 08:42|
|My High-End TV with Compro VideoMate V600 standalone TV tuner box||jmke||WebNews||0||19th February 2009 18:56|
|WiebeTech's standalone Drive eRazer does what it says||jmke||WebNews||0||13th November 2007 15:45|
|Powering Up A Standalone PSU Guide!||Sidney||WebNews||0||14th November 2005 17:48|
|windows memtest version good as standalone one?||jort||Hardware/Software Problems, Bugs||16||23rd February 2005 14:07|