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REVIEW: Kitronik Air Quality and Environmental Board

By Marc de Vinck. Posted

Air quality monitoring has become a very popular project, and there are a lot of different kits out there on the market. However, very few are as compact and versatile as the Kitronik Air Quality and Environmental Board ($40.20).

The board packs a lot of sensors into a tiny form factor. You can measure temperature, pressure, humidity, eCO2, and calculate an air quality index. The board also features a black and white 128 × 64 OLED display and three status LEDs. You’ll also find a real-time clock module and 1Mb of onboard EPROM memory allowing for long-term storage of the data you collect.

To get up and running, all you need to do is add your own micro:bit and three AA batteries. And if you want to be a little more environmentally friendly, you can add three rechargeable batteries and a solar cell using the onboard connections. The Pimoroni website has links for learning how to use all the sensors and more. Head over to their site for more details! 

Verdict

9/10

Compact air quality sensing.

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