The Air Quality Egg is a community-driven project that is working to bring DIY air quality monitoring to the general public.
It’s is a sensor system designed to allow anyone to collect very high resolution readings of NO2 and CO concentrations outside of their home. These two gases are the most indicative elements related to urban air pollution that are sense-able by inexpensive, DIY sensors.
I began collaborating with Ed Borden at Pachube in the Fall of 2011. Since then we’ve had meetups in NYC, Spain, and Amsterdam working to develop the concept and prototyping of the project.
The concept and technology is largely based on my work on Citizen Sensor. Really proud to be a part of one of the first large-scale deployed DIY air quality projects, in one of the most democratic ways in terms of development, and thanks to Kickstarter, funding as well.