Developers, makers, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or anyone else wishing to monitor the air quality in a location either indoor to outdoor may be interested in any Raspberry Pi air quality monitor called the Enviro+ specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi mini PC. Sensors on the Pimoroni Raspberry Pi accessory include :
– LTR-559 light and proximity sensor
– BME280 temperature, pressure, humidity sensor
– ADS1015 analog to digital converter (ADC)
– MICS6814 analog gas sensor
– pHAT-format board
– MEMS microphone
Enviro+ is compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models and was developed in collaboration with the University of Sheffield,
“Designed for environmental monitoring, Enviro+ lets you measure air quality (pollutant gases and particulates*), temperature, pressure, humidity, light, and noise level. When combined with a particulate matter sensor*, it’s great for monitoring air quality just outside your house (more information below), or without the particulate sensor you can use it to monitor indoor conditions. Temperature, air pressure and humidity can all affect particulate levels (and the gas sensor readings) too, so the BME280 sensor on Enviro+ is really important to understanding the other data that Enviro+ outputs.”
“As well as outdoor air quality monitoring, Enviro+ is really good for indoor monitoring too. The temperature, humidity, light, and noise readings can be used to keep track of conditions in your home and, combined with the LCD to display the data and the proximity sensor for interaction, it makes an ideal headless monitoring device.”
For more details and purchasing options for the Raspberry Pi air quality monitor jump over to the official Pimoroni website where the Enviro+ for Raspberry Pi is available to purchase price of £45.
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