Our team at SensorUp can’t wait for the Make-your-own Sensor Workshop this coming Saturday, October 8th! The workshop is being held from 10a to 12pm in Calgary’s Alastair Ross Technology Centre (3553 31 Street NW).

Thirty citizen scientists — who are also techies — have signed up for a hand-on device-building workshop. They’ll each build an air quality sensor with help from our team. SensorUp will supply the parts, and walk participants through the process of assembling the sensors and connecting them to the network via wifi. From there, citizens will get to watch as their sensors automatically register in the SensorUp Smart Cities Platform. Citizens will then take their adopted sensor home for the length of the Smart Cities pilot, and connect the devices via their home wifi.

The sensor data from the Platform will be accessed by a web client (website). The site displays all the dispersed sensor readings in one city-wide air quality map. In this way, citizen scientists contribute to a public resource of data and visualizations.

While hardware parts are limited, there are still a very few spots left! Sign up here if you’d like to attend: smartcities.sensorup.com/become-a-smart-citizen/

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