Air Pollution Monitor

My family has the occasional opportunity to visit my wife’s and my home town. That is always a joyful time; we are excited to see the grandparents, parents, the rest of the family, as well as our old and dear friends. Unfortunately, during the last couple of years, those visits include certain restlessness – and this is due to air pollution. That is the reason why I have decided to make a small personal contribution to the potential solution of this problem.

Niš (foto: Vanja Keser/JV)

Since the air quality measuring is not performed in a robust, reliable, systematic and transparent way, I have decided to tackle that side of the problem – by building air pollution monitoring nodes.

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Homy 2.0

After a couple of years of the uninterrupted operation, I decided to retire the existing home automation and replace it with the new one. Since the technology available to the amateurs today is much more affordable, both when it comes to the simplicity of the use and integration but also the price. It is easy for the enthusiasts to combine the state of the art stuff like WiFi and LoRaWAN communication, open source home automation software, ESP8266, Arduino, …

In this post, I describe the various upgrades I have performed on the system during the course of one year.

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