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Open Things: a 3D printed air quality monitoring platform.

    Case Study Published on 11 May 2020
Our resource is a 5G connected air quality platform that can be 3D printed and assembled by partners to match the need for air quality monitoring programmes at local level.

Our resource is a 5G connected air quality platform that can be 3D printed and assembled by partners to match the need for air quality monitoring programmes at the local level.   The airflow bed has a sensor bed for up to 4 sensors, and innovations in sensors design for low-cost applications are the main focus for the platform's value to the research community. A network on such platforms fills the gaps in  DEFRA networks to allow air quality monitoring of sensitive areas, e.g. schools, hospitals, nature reserves,  to the focussed and continuous measurement of gasses and particulates at a low-cost. This platform open-source format promotes higher levels of local government and community involvement in actions to improve air quality. However,  we can provide kits and fully assembled monitors, and other services. Open Thing platform is in use at Poole harbour, see photo, and a programme for use of a network at schools in East Dorset is ready to roll when the schools return in 2020. 

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