DIY toolsfor environmental sensing
…an initiative in Extreme Citizen Science
focused community                                    mapping in London                                    Participatory ma...
community noise mapping
monitoring nitrogendioxide…   Use of low-tech DIY methods for   data collection gave community   members the ability to co...
Helium-                filled               weatherballoon        balloonmapping      camera
Kite                    kite mapping                    kite-making                     workshop           camerasimple no...
mapping a             parkmappinga parade                       mapping                        forest                     ...
squishy circuits
wired circuits
temperature & humidity sensor
temperature  and humidity  sensor                 displays °C, °F                 and % humiditytemperature & humidity sen...
thermal flashlight | hot
thermal flashlight | cold
infraredcold milk         thermometer            LEDthermal flashlight
boiled              cold   kettle              milkthermal picture | glowdoodle
quiet = green                some noise = yellow                                      noisy = red            simple noise ...
microphoneLEDs                    Arduino       simple noise monitor
open-source,           easy-to-use,           affordable &          programmable          micro-computerArduino
DIY tool-making workshop
air quality egg                                 MQ-7 sensor for CO, DHT                                 temperature & humi...
DIY manifesto• DIY = empowerment & sense of ownership• DIY = independence• DIY = creativity• DIY = understanding of things...
…in Extreme Citizen Sciencewe commit principles ofparticipation and inclusion,                “…it is a kind ofopenness an...
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Showcase of some of the DIY tools available for people to carry out their own investigations and address issues of concern to them.

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Diy tools for environmental sensing

  1. 1. DIY toolsfor environmental sensing
  2. 2. …an initiative in Extreme Citizen Science
  3. 3. focused community mapping in London Participatory mapping is a tool for spatial data collection. It involves participatory methodologies aimed at supporting and promoting community engagement in decision-makingtackling climatechange in Dorset Preliminary process that lead to the creation of a community map online; community members assess issues of importance and device an action plancommunity mapping
  4. 4. community noise mapping
  5. 5. monitoring nitrogendioxide… Use of low-tech DIY methods for data collection gave community members the ability to collect relevant local data with which to constructively influence/call for change …& metal particles after data collection the community devised measures they could adopt to reduce exposure to, and production of, harmful emissionsair-quality monitoring
  6. 6. Helium- filled weatherballoon balloonmapping camera
  7. 7. Kite kite mapping kite-making workshop camerasimple noise monitor
  8. 8. mapping a parkmappinga parade mapping forest damage
  9. 9. squishy circuits
  10. 10. wired circuits
  11. 11. temperature & humidity sensor
  12. 12. temperature and humidity sensor displays °C, °F and % humiditytemperature & humidity sensor
  13. 13. thermal flashlight | hot
  14. 14. thermal flashlight | cold
  15. 15. infraredcold milk thermometer LEDthermal flashlight
  16. 16. boiled cold kettle milkthermal picture | glowdoodle
  17. 17. quiet = green some noise = yellow noisy = red simple noise monitor
  18. 18. microphoneLEDs Arduino simple noise monitor
  19. 19. open-source, easy-to-use, affordable & programmable micro-computerArduino
  20. 20. DIY tool-making workshop
  21. 21. air quality egg MQ-7 sensor for CO, DHT temperature & humidity sensor, NO2 sensor on Arduino ProtoShield connected via LANsmartphones asmobile sensorsmobile applications forintelligent maps withgeotagging or noise monitoring indoor air quality more info @ http://publiclaboratory.org/tools sensor & imaging spectrometer & MQ 135 air quality sensor to detect NH3, NOx, alcohol, spectral analysis benzene, smoke and CO2 to identify & analyse unknown solid or liquid materials other tools…
  22. 22. DIY manifesto• DIY = empowerment & sense of ownership• DIY = independence• DIY = creativity• DIY = understanding of things and taking charge• DIY = the right to choose• DIY transforms consumers into contributors• DIY is saves you money!
  23. 23. …in Extreme Citizen Sciencewe commit principles ofparticipation and inclusion, “…it is a kind ofopenness and acknowledgement, science that questions the state of things”collaboration and creativitywe encourage a science that reduces barriers,increases democratic participation, recognises theimportance of each participant and allows allvoices to be heardExtreme Citizen Science is science by citizens, where anyone,regardless of their background, can take ownership over andinvestigate issues that are of concern to them to bring aboutmeaningful change contact: cindy.regalado.11@ucl.ac.uk website: www.ucl.ac.uk/excites

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