The Smart Citizen Kit Open Environmental Monitoring Platform

The Smart Citizen Kit Open Environmental Monitoring Platform


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.

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Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace is a MAKE contributor, artist, programmer, and editor living in Providence, R.I. He designs open hardware kits at Modern Device and organized the Fab Academy at the Providence Fab Lab. He makes iPhone synthesizers with the Fluxama collective and is a member of the SMT Computing Society.

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