Indoor air quality measurement with Adafruit Feather and Adafruit IO @hackaday
Worried about your indoor air quality? tdw writes:
I was feeling poorly late this Summer and during that time, my wife made a comment about the quality of the air in our home. Since I wasn’t sleeping well during that period, it got me thinking that perhaps I should do a quick project to measure it. I did some research into various sensors, bought a few and set up a breadboard circuit that measured CO2, PM2.5, temperature, humidity and TVOC. I connected the thing to the Adafruit.io IoT cloud and built a few dashboards to let me watch.
Seeing the data produced by the breadboard project, it seemed to me that I ought to make this permanent and lay out a PCB for it. I was initially inclined to design it just as an air-quality sensor platform but I tend to lean toward more generalized solutions when it comes to these things.
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