The Liberties Festival: How to Build Your Own Air Quality Sensor

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Our own Jeffrey Roe will be hosting an Air Quality Sensor workshop as part of the Liberties Festival on Sunday 4th of September. We will be providing our soldering requirement to help out at this local community festival. Event details and booking information are below.

Join us for a workshop with Jeffrey Roe of Tog Hackerspace and learn how to build your own sensor to monitor air quality in your local area. 

Air pollution affects many people’s daily lives, not just close to industrial centres. Most governmental monitoring is only done with a very limited number of sensors across the whole of Ireland. Oftentimes we are relying on modelling to make the best guess at current levels. This can miss out on local/seasonal pollution sources like coal fires during the winter and event-based pollution. 

The workshop brings local people together to learn about the issues and gain hands-on experience. It opens up the world of smart/IoT devices to the general public but also contributes the data to a wider citizen science project, the Sensor Community. This network has over 13,000 sensors around the world with 10 million data entries. 

Jeffrey Roe is a software/hardware engineer working building public transport systems from bike-share schemes, to parking and port traffic access management systems. In his spare time, he likes to make crazy projects like bubble machines, bone conduction, IoT projects and anything with LEDs in it. A big fan of getting people making, he co-runs ‘Dublin Maker’ an annual maker showcase festival and Dublin’s Hackerspace Tog. He is also a member of Engineers Ireland, he currently serves as the chairperson of the Electronic and Computing division. 

Requirements: None- all relevant equipment provided