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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?

Read more about choosing a sensor in this question


Title Author Updated Likes Comments
How to connect an anemometer to an air particulate monitor? @crispinpierce 6 months ago 0
What are your experiences using low-cost VOC sensors outdoors? And other questions about accuracy. @bhamster about 1 year ago 4
Have you used surveys to inform open hardware development? @kgradow1 over 1 year ago 1
Questions about Plantower sensors from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire @OrionAllgaier almost 3 years ago 5
Should the Purple Air be co-located with a weather station? @stevie about 3 years ago 2
Why are the PM10 particles of the Purpleair monitor biased so high? @Cbarnes9 about 3 years ago 7
What type of aerosol was used for the calibration of the purpleair lasers? @Cbarnes9 about 3 years ago 5
Does particle composition that the purple air monitors measure greatly skew the data output? @Cbarnes9 about 3 years ago 4
How can we connect a PMS5003 dust sensor to an Arduino? @warren about 3 years ago 10
Looking for hands-on help with a datalogger! @Bronwen almost 4 years ago 3
what data-logger will work with my portable HCHO meter? @nshapiro almost 4 years ago 44
The difference between medical particle monitoring and your particle monitoring? @Ag8n almost 4 years ago 4
3 particle type @Ag8n almost 4 years ago 0
What different electronic particulate pollution sensors are available and at what cost? @warren almost 4 years ago 4
How good is the PurpleAir sensor and what does it detect? @warren about 4 years ago 12
What are some ways to collect dust or particulate samples for analysis? @warren about 4 years ago 4
Is the dustduino (with Shinyei sensor) appropriate for use to study particulates at high altitude (100,00ft)? @rickwoodrickle about 7 years ago 1
Is it possible to log the data from a dustduino without a wifi network? @kp55 about 7 years ago 3
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