There’s still time to get in on the launch of the Smart Citizen sensor and data platform; their fully-funded Kickstarter ends on Sunday. The Smart Citizen Kit looks to be one of the more polished efforts at building a distributed sensing and data aggregation platform. The kit is a microcontroller motherboard (wireless networking and Arduino-compatible in it’s own smart footprint), along with various sensor daughterboards. The Kickstarter sensor board is called the Ambient Board which stocks a handful of sensors for air composition, temperature, light intensity, sound levels, and humidity. More boards on the way for agriculture, health, EMF detection and other applications.
The Smart Citizen Kit is also interesting because it is an international collaboration between Acrobotic Industries in California, Fab Lab Barcelona, IAAC, and the Hangar Interaction Lab. See more information at Acrobotic’s site.[youtube:http://youtu.be/lt_EeaO0ua8]