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This is my first post within the element14 community and would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers and team behind this (In the Air Design) challenge.  I must say, there are heaps of great ideas and am looking forward with the progress of each proposal, and choosing only ten would definitely be a great task.   I do strongly believe that IoT is more than just monitoring and controlling our home appliances, and this challenge strongly backs that principle.  This c ...
Table of contents << Previous Next >>   As I am waiting for component/kit for this challenge yet, I will be comparing forget_me_not and in_the_air design challenges here in this post for point out difference and similarity between these two challenge...   in forget me not challenge competitors need to design home automation system using Raspberry Pi and Enocean energy harvesting wireless sensor modules. here, OpenHAB application running on RaspberryPi work as Home auto ...
Project code     : Nanoimp. Objective          : Monitor and eliminate dust and particle in the air. Location           : Singapore (1.2971342,103.7777567,17). Time                 : 2160 hour. Target               : Complete syst ...
Previous posts for this project: [AirCare] InTheAir - Project Description   Introduction Struggling Fallback   Introduction  On Monday, I received a package from element14. It contained the two TI Launchpads provided for the challenge: MSP430FR5969 and CC3200. Now, i've never worked with Launchpads before, so all of this is new to me. In this post, I'll try to get started with Launchpads and the associated software.   Struggling  There seem to be ...
IntroductionIn order to make the system work, the first thing we need are sensor. I did some search and this is what I came up with. I need to fit sensors, parts and possibly some smd equipment into budget and that has made me fiddle with the design a LOT! Truthfully I am a bit ruffled up at this stage as to how I am going to make this work. People already have big workstations and workshops and I have been intimidated by all the "extra-electronic" craftsmanship in the past. I will do my best bu ...
Introduction  Many of the parts we'll be dealing with in this challenge are surface mount. Therefore, it seems wise to me to blog about preparing for the surface mount board build. I have chosen a few items as part of the budget to prepare for this. Note, I am not endorsing these parts, as I have not used them yet. I will be purchasing them and I will comment on how I like them in a later blog post. Why talk about dealing with surface mount? Suppose you are working on this challenge and yo ...
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Anit-Smog Blog #1

Posted by clk Oct 28, 2014
This is my first time as a Road Tester and I'm really excited about the challenge. Still waiting for my kit to arrive and in preparation I've started putting together a preliminary BOM and sent out sample requests to some vendors. ...
Thankyou for choosing me as a competitor in In The Air Design Challenge. I will be using different sensors in the challenge. Sensors for ozone, smoke, dust , light ,sound level will be used. If possible will be looking for ph sensors and conductivity tests on water samples to get water pollution level. In addition temperature, humidity sensors will be used from ti. The different components will be integrated in the following way: · All the sensors will be connected to MSP430 launchpad. T ...
Hello everyone,   My goal for this road-test is to create a Portable Environment Field Tester. This can be used by outdoor enthusiasts, researchers, campers, hunters or anyone who spends time outdoors. The chances of getting lost is not very great, but running out of water, getting bad weather, being in an area with bad air quality or falling in contaminated mud or dirt is greater.   With the Environment Field Tester, you will be able to:   Test water before you drink it to ...
My team is assembled. I have the following amazing people ready to pull the project from possibility to implementation:   Peter Steadman - project guru, mentor Myself - chief programmer and integrator Alana Gaudet - green expert and gardener extraordinaire Jason Niu - Aquaponics expert Keith Thomson - Electronics wizard Stephanie Amann - kid-wrangler and all round support   What we may measure and control.  Water - One of the principle things people get wrong in gardening. ...
Table of Contents Next >> First of all I would like to thank all organizers of "In The air Design Challenge" and Element14 for showing potential and selecting my application... in this first post I am sharing my application for this design challenge, Your valuable feedback and suggestions are welcome... “Breath Easily for Healthier Living with IoT” Introduction: My application for “In The Air Design Challenge” include designing of  IoT based system using ...
Hi everyone!   This is my first design challenge and got really excited when I first learned my proposal was accepted. Many thanks Dr. Defeo and sponsors (Texas Instruments, Wurth Electronics, Cisco, element14, Eclipse, Sierra Wireless) for the opportunity. Never had the chance to  use  Beaglebone, TI launchpads and other tools in this challenge before, so I'm excited to start playing with these cool and powerful boards once I receive the challenge kit. To readers, just ...
Project Proposal: The Firecracker Aftermath Analyzer Blog Posts Refrences Project Proposal: The Firecracker Aftermath Analyzer  In order to measure the effect of Diwali firecrackers in India, a air pollution analyzer will be designed. It will have sensors for the following:     1. Air Temperature     2. NO2 Levels     3. Single Sensor for carbon monixide, alcohol, acetone, thinner, formaldehyde     4. particulate l ...
Prelude Motivation Project Proposal: The Firecracker Aftermath Analyzer Work Plan   Prelude  Pollution is a big problem today and its an ever increasing problem. It is said that prevention is better than cure, but a lot of people will spread pollution for personal reasons and create an environment which is un-health and with serious long term problems. Our cities are growing and spreading everyday and the concrete jungle is running over the real one. Technology can be a ...
Hi all,   Just receive an email inform that I'm in for the in the air design challenge. Still cannot trust it, just start with what information given so far. This is my first time in challenge here. Thank in advance for all comment, suggestion, guide and help.   Try to organize everything to make it easy for other and my self.   But first I would like to thank to all sponsor and related person who have put a lot of effort and hard work to make this happen. Secondly I would ...
Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Remote sensor node Sensors Case MQTT Central unit Network Display OpenHAB and AirVantage Filtering system Conclusion Introduction Hi,   the project idea I pitched for this challenge is one of wireless, self-powered sensor nodes reporting to a central unit which can, if needed, trigger air filtering systems in specific rooms/areas.   I’ve worked with Arduino, Raspberry Pi ...
Hi, everyone!   This is my first Element14 design challenge - and hopefully not the last one. First, I have to say thanks to all the sponsors and Element14 for giving me the opportunity to take part in "In the Air" design challenge!   Since I'm a new guy here, allow me to introduce myself I am a software developer with a lifetime passion for electronics (I hope that this will be enough for me to come up with a sufficiently good design in February). RC flying is my other passion t ...
I've been selected as a finalist for the In The Air Design Challenge. Firstly, I must provide this disclaimer:   I am the Senior Electrical Engineer for Hal Technology. I design hand-held and portable gas meters and particle counters. My idea for this project is definitely not a novel concept, but with the improvement in technology it is more viable. Essentially, as is stated in the project descriptions, I will create a Particulate Matter meter to be embedded in Heating, Ventilation, and A ...
Firstly - thanks Element14 and Sponsors. This is an amazing opportunity. As a first reaction, I am a little staggered by the enormity of what I have taken on. My second reaction has been to reach out to people I know for assistance and encouragement.   The environment has long been a passion of mine, and at the same time I have always loved gadgets and building things. With this project I can scratch both itches, and advance my own understanding of electronics, software and agriculture. &# ...
Good morning and thank you to all who applied for the In the Air Design Challenge.  It hasn't been easy for the partners to identify the competitors for this challenge: we received many ambitious (sometimes too ambitious) and detailled proposals.  However, we've selected the following competitors: Janis Alnis (Latvia) Dominic Amann (Canada) Ravi Butani (India) Christever del Rosario (New Zealand) Ambrogio Galbusera (Italy) Dragan Knezevic (Serbia) Crystal Knodel (U.S.) Ryan Lon ...
Click here for the webinar video Q: What is the range of Sub 1-ghz devices ? how much will the range be greater then Wi-Fi? Sub-1 GHz devices have much greater ranges than Wi-Fi devices.  The Range of the sub-1 GHz devices can be over 1 km while Wi-Fi range is closer to 100m. Q: If I want to use Sub 1GHz on my MCU/edge device, what do I need to transfer data from the edge device and eg a Linux based gateway device? Thx.  I mean what do I need on the gateway? Here is software informatio ...