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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
Simple Air Sensor 4 months ago by warren 31 1,055 4
MiniVol TAS Particulate Matter Monitor 8 months ago by Bronwen 45 1,249 1
PurpleAir 10 months ago by warren 15 2,650 2
MACA over 1 year ago by nanocastro 4 440 5
Optical Monitoring of Particulate Matter almost 2 years ago by warren 23 2,040 4
DustDuino about 2 years ago by warren 26 5,052 7
pDR-1500 over 2 years ago by mathew 6 674 2


Title Author Updated Likes Comments
Questions about Plantower sensors from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire @OrionAllgaier 11 months ago 5
Should the Purple Air be co-located with a weather station? @stevie about 1 year ago 3
Why are the PM10 particles of the Purpleair monitor biased so high? @Cbarnes9 about 1 year ago 8
What type of aerosol was used for the calibration of the purpleair lasers? @Cbarnes9 about 1 year ago 5
Does particle composition that the purple air monitors measure greatly skew the data output? @Cbarnes9 about 1 year ago 4
How can we connect a PMS5003 dust sensor to an Arduino? @warren over 1 year ago 14
Looking for hands-on help with a datalogger! @Bronwen almost 2 years ago 6
what data-logger will work with my portable HCHO meter? @nshapiro almost 2 years ago 44
The difference between medical particle monitoring and your particle monitoring? @Ag8n almost 2 years ago 4
3 particle type @Ag8n almost 2 years ago 0
What different electronic particulate pollution sensors are available and at what cost? @warren almost 2 years ago 4
How good is the PurpleAir sensor and what does it detect? @warren about 2 years ago 11
What are some ways to collect dust or particulate samples for analysis? @warren about 2 years ago 4
Is the dustduino (with Shinyei sensor) appropriate for use to study particulates at high altitude (100,00ft)? @rickwoodrickle about 5 years ago 1
Is it possible to log the data from a dustduino without a wifi network? @kp55 about 5 years ago 3
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