Introduction: Smart City Air Monitor

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Air Quality throughout the city has always been hard to measure, Air Quality License Plate Holder uses air quality sensor attaching to the vehicle to monitor the air quality through out the city.

This idea originally came from Pigeon Air Patrol, where they use pigeon to monitor air quality in London, other ones such as Spare the Air from Bay area only gives overall air quality in the city, but not in detailed way of mapping. Independent solutions like Smart City Air Monitor requires too many devices and can need constant human maintenance. We believe that using our own cars would have much better results through both public transportation and crowd sourcing, and we want to build it in a way where no one needs to constantly maintain the device.

Step 1: Setup Materials

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Attach are the materials that we need to setup the Custom Made License Plate holder

  1. Arduino Arduino 101 & Genuino 101
  2. SeeedStudio Grove Wireless Sensor Node Kit
  3. SeeedStudio Grove Air Quality Sensor

Software setup

  1. Arduino Arduino IDE
  2. Google Android Studio

Step 2: 3D Print the Casing

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We've used Intel Arduino 101 with Air Quality Sensor to detect the air quality, in order to mount it onto the car, we've decided to 3D print a Smart License Plate Holder that holds the solar panel with batteries on one side and sensors with Arduino 101 on the other.

We've used AutoCad Fusion to create the model then 3D print it using FDM 3D printer.

You can download the model on https://sketchfab.com/models/ccc3174bed2746c695f3... or create your own.

Step 3: Install Arduino and Android Software

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We've used Intel Arduino 101 with Air Quality Sensor to detect the air quality, in order to mount it onto the car, we've decided to 3D print a Smart License Plate Holder that holds the solar panel with batteries on one side and sensors with Arduino 101 on the other. The Arduino 101 will be connect to Android the via BLE, programmed in the Arduino source code for sending, and Android for receiving.

A separate Android app is installed with a layer on top to both display, this allows user to monitor their surrounding in real time with other applications. The air quality information is also sending the data to the cloud along with the GPS coordinate from the Android phone so we can map out the air quality of the city.

Code can be downloaded at https://github.com/Nyceane/Air-Quality-License-Plate-Holder

Comments

seamster (author)2017-09-13

Interesting project! Do you think the close proximity to ground level and auto exhaust leads to higher readings, than say what a flying pigeon might provide? I'm curious, and I like the idea!

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