Knowing what’s in the air you breathe is important – and building an environmental monitor is a way to visualize the invisible properties of the air you inhale.
This guide covers building a small, internet-enabled environmental monitor which can track a range of data, from temperature to UV-level to the amount of total-volatile-organic-compounds currently present in the air.
Build it, place it in a location you’d like to monitor, and then view it from anywhere in the world using our Internet-of-Things platform – Adafruit IO.
The best part? This project can be performed with Arduino or CircuitPython. We have full build and code instructions for the Raspberry Pi and Arduino-compatibles.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.