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It’s week three of our Urban Sensor Hacks series of live hangouts with Master Makers who are doing amazing things in environmental data collection using off-the-shelf and open source technology. If you’ve missed any of the live events so far, we’ve got them archived on our Youtube channel, but for your convenience, here they are in handy video slideshow format. Take a break and see what’s happened so far:

The sixth Urban Sensor Hacks live hangout will be today, Thursday October 10th, starting at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET (RSVP for the G+ Event here), featuring Master Maker Tomas Diez of Smart Citizen, the largest crowdsourced sensor platform and community on earth.

How can we use the information that is surrounding us to improve our cities? Can I become a sensor in my city? Can communities make their neighbourhoods better by sensing and acting in their environment? Smart Citizen tries to tackle these questions by developing an open source and easy-to-use sensor kit connected with an online platform and mobile app. The projects starts with environmental sensors to capture data about air pollution, sound, temperature and humidity in the urban environment, but will grow to more applications in relation with energy, agriculture, health, and its use in the Internet of Things ecosystem.

More about Smart Citizen.

For more info on this Hangout, check out the Urban Sensor Hacks page, and join the Urban Sensor Hacks Google+ Community, and share what you’re doing with sensors too.

Ken Denmead

Ken is the Grand Nagus of GeekDad.com. He’s a husband and father from the SF Bay Area, and has written three books filled with projects for geeky parents and kids to share.


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