Air quality sensor devices: Build, program and test.

A workshop from EMF 2018 by University of Southampton - Computational Engineering and Design

On Friday August 31, 2018 at in Workshop 1

Air is what keeps us alive, we breath air every second of our lives but air pollution threatens our health. Know what you breath, come build a monitoring device and visualise your results while learning about sensor hardware.

Attendees require no prior knowledge or skills, other than enthusiasm and a positive attitude!


We will run 3 workshops during this session (75min each).

The plan of the workshop is as follows:

1. Introduction: Air quality sensors, programming, building a device

2. Presentation of the different components of the air quality device

3. Program it in Python.

4. Retrieve the data from you and your friends’ devices.

5. Visualise and compare your data with others at the camp.

6. Have fun!


At the end of the day, we will offer 5 lucky participants the opportunity to take an entire sensor device away with them so they can experiment at home.


We will generate and make public all the workshop plans, notes, code and hardware sources via GitHub (public) so the workshop is repeatable.