Air quality has become a really important thing in a modern world. A proper monitoring may help people staying safe. Conrad Connect can offer a convenient solution for automating a process of air quality monitoring.
I Compatible Devices
First of all, you need a device which is capable to measure CO2 level and detect Particle Matters in the air.
There is a range of device which a capable of monitoring the air quality.
- TRU COMPONENTS CO2 Indicator (LED, display, alarm) air quality kit
CO2 traffic light with alarm function as kit for programming for schools
Air quality: CO2
Other Parameters: temperature, humidity
Compatible with Conrad Connect via Adafruit IO
- Elsys CO2 (LoRa gateway of Smart City Solutions is required)
Go to the Projects page and create a new project. In the editor on the left side there is a list of Sensors, Additional tools, Logic gates and Actuators.
Start with selecting a needed parameter from the sensor, e.g. CO2 and add it to the canvas with drag'n'drop.
On the left side you can find settings area, where you can adjust the parameters for a selected element
Here is an example of Netatmo CO2 parameter
The values entered are the examples of CO2 thresholds. Those bounds can be used in the project or changed according to your preferences.
A project also needs actuators - thing that will actually do something. For our use case we could use different notifications - to notify people about a need to air the room as well as a smart lamp, so it can change colors according to the co2 levels.
There are different notification options on the platform, such as:
- Dashboard notification
- Twitter Direct Message
- Pushover service
- WhatsApp notification
- Voice Notification via Phone call
Different notifications are available among Actuators in Messages section.
Drag and drop the needed element to the canvas an connect it with a line from the sensor.
In the setting area fill in the fields and select a state when this actor should be triggered.
Multiple Actuators can be connected to the single Sensor, as well as multiple states could be selected at the same time.
Once done, project can be already saved.
Also, the project can be published to the community as well as imported. You import and edit a public project created by someone else and use it with your own devices.
You can learn about Importing public projects here
Here is also some of our project examples for air quality monitoring:
Air quality light notifier