CAMBIKE SENSOR

Dear CamBike enthusiasts,

The new sensors are nearly finished! We will get back to you soon to organise distribution. We are also looking into building a newer version of the sensor hub that will measure more air quality indicators (such as NO2). Around one of those new sensors, we will organise another workshop at the Centre for Computing History (www.computinghistory.org.uk). With lots of lessons learned at the workshop in summer, we will not solder a whole sensor hub but will concentrate on the principle behind one sensor and its interface with a computer. Read on for more information (and visit the Centret’s website in the next few weeks, where booking will be possible).


Almost there: the sensors are working

Yes, they are working, but the PCBs and sensors still have to be put into their boxes. The testing was finished last week, but we ran into some trouble because the SD cards are now mounted too high above the board (we changed their position slightly to avoid them getting stolen). Once this is fixed, we will send out an email to organise an introduction into using the hub and uploading the data.

We are currently fitting the sensors in their boxes. We have to take care, though, to fix all components in place with small screws to make sure that they don’t come loose when you ride down a bumpy road.


Upcoming workshop at the Centre for Computing History

Mark the afternoon of Saturday, the 16th of February, in your calendar! We will organise a workshop aimed at children aged from 10 onwards. We will tackle the myth that children fall asleep in class because they are lazy and not paying attention - or is it rather that CO2 levels are getting pretty high when 20 to 30 people are in a room and the windows are closed? We will connect the sensor with a computer and do some basic coding to read out values and display them. No previous knowledge is required.


What’s next?

Work on the next generation of sensors will start soon and the database changes are almost completely implemented. There will not be a newsletter next week but we will be back in two weeks with more information about the new sensors (finally some specifics!) and distribution.


Until next time,

The CamBike Sensor Team


P.S. If you know anyone who might also like to stay tuned, let them know to just drop us an email!