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Choosing Sensors

Often the first step is to look for a sensor for what you're hoping to measure. Below we're collecting info on different kinds of water quality sensors, and their:

  • cost
  • sensitivity/accuracy
  • links and documentation

Can you afford a sensor? Can it detect what you're looking for? Where can you learn more about it?

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Air sensor projects

Title Updated Version Views Likes
PurpleAir over 3 years ago by joyofsoy 16 2,868 2
Optical Monitoring of Particulate Matter over 3 years ago by stevie 24 2,203 4
Simple Air Sensor over 3 years ago by warren 31 1,188 4
MiniVol TAS Particulate Matter Monitor about 4 years ago by Bronwen 45 1,333 1
MACA about 5 years ago by nanocastro 4 465 5
DustDuino over 5 years ago by warren 26 5,147 7
pDR-1500 about 6 years ago by mathew 6 708 2


Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Questions about Plantower sensors from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire @OrionAllgaier about 4 years ago 5
Should the Purple Air be co-located with a weather station? @stevie over 4 years ago 2
Why are the PM10 particles of the Purpleair monitor biased so high? @Cbarnes9 over 4 years ago 7
What type of aerosol was used for the calibration of the purpleair lasers? @Cbarnes9 over 4 years ago 5
Does particle composition that the purple air monitors measure greatly skew the data output? @Cbarnes9 over 4 years ago 4
How can we connect a PMS5003 dust sensor to an Arduino? @warren over 4 years ago 10
Looking for hands-on help with a datalogger! @Bronwen about 5 years ago 3
what data-logger will work with my portable HCHO meter? @nshapiro about 5 years ago 44
The difference between medical particle monitoring and your particle monitoring? @Ag8n over 5 years ago 4
3 particle type @Ag8n over 5 years ago 0
What different electronic particulate pollution sensors are available and at what cost? @warren over 5 years ago 4
How good is the PurpleAir sensor and what does it detect? @warren over 5 years ago 11
What are some ways to collect dust or particulate samples for analysis? @warren over 5 years ago 4
Is the dustduino (with Shinyei sensor) appropriate for use to study particulates at high altitude (100,00ft)? @rickwoodrickle over 8 years ago 1
Is it possible to log the data from a dustduino without a wifi network? @kp55 over 8 years ago 3

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