Internet of Things

Plan CO2 – A Thing or Two About Monitoring CO2

Plan CO2 – A Thing or Two About Monitoring CO2

Tim Dye of TD Environmental Services is a leading expert in air quality sensors. He knows a thing or two about CO2. When I first started thinking about how we might use CO2 to measure the proper ventilation of indoor spaces, I thought of Tim and his work on air quality monitors.

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Stephan and Odessa Schulz at a workbench

Plan CO2: Montreal Dad Makes a CO2 Monitor for His Daughter’s Classroom

A device that measures CO2 can be built and deployed in indoor spaces such as classrooms to monitor ventilation in the room and warn if levels of CO2 are rising.

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Particle Launches New EtherSIM Platform with Free-To-Use Cellular Data

Particle Launches New EtherSIM Platform with Free-To-Use Cellular Data

Today at their online Spectra conference, Particle announced their new cellular-based IoT platform called EtherSIM, which opens their devices to a large network of carriers worldwide and adds the data plans into the Particle platform subscription price for professional users. Alongside, they also unveiled the “Particle Free Plan” which lets smaller users and makers access […]

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Building A Portable Air Quality Monitor

Building A Portable Air Quality Monitor

Air quality is on a lot of people’s minds right now, especially if you’re on the West coast of the US. Mike Winter was putting together a system to measure and display the air quality and had an idea to make it portable and partially wrist mounted. His results were pretty nice, as you can […]

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Solder Together Your Own Smart Phone, With Ringo

Solder Together Your Own Smart Phone, With Ringo

The Ringo MakerPhone by Circuitmess is a pretty interesting kit. The concept of making your own phone has been visited a few times, but I feel they’ve got an interesting approach. You’re basically making something that feels like an old Nintendo Gameboy, that can also make calls The kit comes with all the parts very […]

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Monitor Soil Moisture With An ESP8266 And A Hygrometer

Monitor Soil Moisture With An ESP8266 And A Hygrometer

In this article we will take the first step towards developing an intelligent system aimed at monitoring and controlling soil moisture in plants and plantations.

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