ProjectCapture Local Real-Time Air Quality Data With Pico

Capture Local Real-Time Air Quality Data With Pico

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The release of Raspberry Pi Pico offered a chance for developers to build innovative products or projects for a minimal cost. It can perform massive tasks, despite its small price, which has brought people’s attention in the microcontroller world.

Two of the most important Hardware products include Pico Air Monitoring Series Pico Air Monitoring Expansion; Pico Air Monitoring WiFi Monitoring Expansion and Kickstarter Live. Many may have questions regarding projects based on the Pico Monitoring Series.In this article we’ll talk about the potential benefits of Pico Air Monitoring Series with the possibilities of projects constructed on it in a matter of minutes. So let’s start today! !

Idea of Pico Air Monitoring Series

The Air Monitoring Series is based on Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi, which has made technology enthusiasts and their fans very happy. This Pico Air Monitoring Series was an idea born from the growing amount of particulate matter and the constant demand for smaller air monitoring equipment in an budget-friendly cost.

Introduction of Pico Air Monitoring Series

We designed the first prototype that was successful of Air Monitoring using Raspberry Pico, Pico Air Monitoring Expansion Board. The Pico Air Monitoring Extension is made up of a high-tech digital laser dust sensor PMSA003, sensor equipped with an onboard 0.91″ OLED display which displays the data of suspended particles of matter(PM1.0, PM2.5, PM10) in the air in units of volume through digital output having an operational voltage of 5V. It communicates through UART(serial) using the standby power of 200 Microampere(mA) of the sensor.

Upgrading using the ESP8266

We have always sent out items to critique panels tech bloggers as well as students and electronic enthusiasts and we followed the same for Pisco Air Monitoring Expansion. We received a lot of positive feedback regarding a common query: “How can Pico Air Monitoring expansion transmit the information to other systems?” Based on the feedback, we created our Pico Air WiFi Monitoring Expansion board.

Pico Air WiFi Monitoring for IoT Application

It is the Pico Air Monitoring Expansion that includes onboard components such as ESP8266 as well as Bosch BME280 is an improvement of the Pico Air Monitoring Expansion. It was created to allow users to transmit data on air quality directly to an IoT cloud.

There’s an onboard humidity sensor Bosch BME280. This is an integrated environmental sensor that has low power consumption (3.6mA in 1Hz) as well as long-term stability and high EMC durability.

Now you can transfer data to the cloud , or any other server that can help you quickly transfer real-time PM data.

Projects On Air Monitoring Series

The wait is over The following projects will improve the air quality and the overall quality for your venture. The following projects could be built upon the Pico Air Monitoring Series

  • Smart Watch Smart watches are trending with high demand from customers. You can build an intelligent watch by integrating the Pico Air monitoring series, which will allow you get actual-time PM data for your watch. You can also connect your smart watch to Pico Air WiFi Monitoring. Pico Air Wireless Monitoring extension and access the information on your watch.
  • The Portable Weather Monitoring System – You won’t need to be concerned about information about the weather since it’s the Pico Air WiFi Extension is able to easily transmit the information. It’s comprised of a humidity sensor Bosch BME280 that can assist you in obtaining information like temperature pressure, humidity and temperature. In addition to a temperature report, you could also develop an electronic weather station that can inform you about the quality of air.
  • A Dehumidifier System with the Pico Air Monitoring series, you can build your own dehumidifier at home cost-effectively. Dehumidifier can be described as an air moisture removal device that supplies the most precise information on moisture to support the Pico Air WiFi’s Air WiFi Monitoring expansion. Within the Pico Air Monitoring Series, you are able to add components that will help you create more efficient products.
  • Automatic Controlled Air Ventilation system – A costly air-ventilation system isn’t needed since you can make use of the cost-effective and compact Pico Air Monitoring line. This Pico Air Monitoring Expansion or Pico Air WiFi Monitoring Expansion can be connected to the system’s primary power source that controls the flow of air and sensor.

You can design an advanced and compact system using Pico Air Monitoring Series. Pico Air Monitoring Series using your experience. Share your ideas in the comments section below and help save the world.


Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.