Around the globe, DIYers are building an infrastructure out of low cost sensors, cheap computers, and cloud-based data sharing. One of the most important environmental conditions to monitor is the quality of the atmosphere. Atmospheric Monitoring With Arduino shows you how to create your own gadgets to measure what's inside every breath you take; the kind and size of dust particles from smoke to smog, how much haze is in the upper atmosphere, the transparency of the night sky, and more!
You'll also learn how to share your data with people across your community, your nation, and the world, and how to build rugged enclosures to protect your gadgets in the field.
Table of Contents
- Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino
- 1. The World’s Shortest Electronics Primer
2. Gadget: Tropospheric Gas Detector
- How Gas Sensors Work
- Which Gases Can We Monitor?
- How This Gadget Works
- Build the Gadget
- Load the Sketch
- Displaying and Storing Your Data
- Things to Try
- Do Not Deploy Your Gadget in Public Without Official Permission
- 3. A Brief Introduction to LEDs
- 4. Gadget: LED Sensitivity Tester
- 5. Gadget: LED Photometer
- 6. Using the LED Photometer
- 7. Doing Science: How to Learn More from Your Atmospheric Data
- Title: Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino
- Release date: November 2012
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781449338138