Air Quality Sensing with Ultra96V2 and Adafruit IO #FPGA #AdafruitIO #IoTuesday
Adam Taylor built an air quality sensor and logger as part of their final university project:
Due to the Covid-19 crisis at the moment, more and more of us are spending time inside. As such the quality of air in our living and workspace is important, increased level of CO2 can result in feeling sleepy.
I thought an interesting project would be to go back and create a 21st century air quality sensor and this time I can do it all digitally and in programmable logic. I can even access the cloud and log data to the cloud to see longer term trends, rather than just an instantaneous value.
This “21st century air quality sensor” uses the Ultra96V2, Click Mezzanine and the Click Air Quality 2 sensor to monitor CO2 and TVOC levels. Data is sent to adafruit.io for long-term storage and to visualize their environmental data.
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