Introduction: PcDuino Can Help You Measure Air Particle Pollution PM2.5

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In this tutorial we are going to use Dust sensor on pcDuino to measure air pollution pm2.5.

Step 1: Dust Sensor

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Main feature:

Output signal is PWM;
Easy installation;

Scope of detecting particles:Max 8000pcs/283ml;

Step 2: Compile and Run

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1 x pcDuino
1 x Dust Sensor
Several jumper wire
Wiring diagram:

Dust Sensor Pin 1  => pcDuino GND
Dust Sensor Pin 3  => pcDuino 5V
Dust Sensor Pin 4  => pcDuino D8v

Step 3: Run Code

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Run code: (You need to preheat the dust sensor more than 3 minutes before first use )

1. Launch Arduino IDE  that comes with  pcDuino and enter the following code (the code is shown in next tab):

Step 4: 2. Click the Run Button

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2. Click the run button:

Step 5: Sample Code


/* Dust Sensor Pin 1 => pcDuino GND */
/* Dust Sensor Pin 3 => pcDuino 5V */
/* Dust Sensor Pin 4 => pcDuino D8 */

int pin = 8;
unsigned long duration;
unsigned long starttime;
unsigned long sampletime_ms = 30000;//sampe 30s ;
unsigned long lowpulseoccupancy = 0;
float ratio = 0;
float concentration = 0;

void setup()
starttime = millis();//get the current time;

void loop()
duration = pulseIn(pin,LOW,1000000);
lowpulseoccupancy += duration;

if ((millis()-starttime) > sampletime_ms)//if the sampel time == 30s
ratio = lowpulseoccupancy/(sampletime_ms*10.0); // Integer percentage 0=>100
concentration = 1.1*pow(ratio,3)-3.8*pow(ratio,2)+520*ratio+0.62; // using spec sheet curve
printf(“lowpulseoccupancy: %ld \nratio: %f \nconcentration: %f\n\n”,lowpulseoccupancy,ratio,concentration);
lowpulseoccupancy = 0;
starttime = millis();



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