The Air Quality Egg, a community project (http://blog.pachube.com/2011/12/you-can-help-build-open-air-quality.html) which aims to produce an open air quality sensor network, is LIVE on Kickstarte (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/680121538/air-quality-egg)r!
In this workshop, we will build the prototype version of the Air Quality Egg sensor box together, a great way to get some hands on time building electronics with Joe Saavedra (developer of citizensensor.cc, faculty at Parsons Univ NYC teaching embedded computing). You will also be one of the first people to start contributing open air quality data via this citizen-driven methodology as you will keep the prototype that you build (workshop fee is for the cost of hardware).
The second portion of the workshop will include a discussion of applications for the Egg. How can we use this data? What will the one button and one light do? We will also have extra kits which we can build, deploy, and leave. We may want to go and place some sensors and start working with the data. TBD!
The workshop fee includes all the materials to build one sensor box: Nanode, proto-board, sensors, power supply.
You will need to bring:
-5V FTDI cable for programming the Nanode (if you don't have one, let's use the comments to figure out if there are enough people with cables to share)
-7 ft. ethernet cable
10:30AM-2PM: Build your own sensor board. (Lunch will be provided)
2PM-3:30PM: Application discussion (How can we use this data? What will the one button and one light do? )
3:30PM-4:30PM: Deploy some sensors.