AirPatrol – Environment Monitors

AirPatrol

The goal of AirPatrol is to build a sensor array to monitor environment parameters in my home. These are the requirements.

In a household with a 4 year old and a 6 year old making them relate to the project is a good way to get them engaged. Thus, the project naming was inspired by the cartoon Paw Patrol and each sensor is named after a character in the show.

The system will be based on ESP32 and/or ESP8266 boards. Below are the requirements for the system and some of the initial design.

System requirements

My requirements for the system are the following.

  • Multiple data collection points.
  • Multiple sensor types to get a variety of data.
  • Easy accessible data presentation.
  • Allow logging for monitoring sensor arrays that might not be easily accessible.
  • Have some option for software update of sensor arrays that might not be easily accessible.

Downstairs Sensor Array

MarshallThe downstairs sensor array, called Marshall, is the most comprehensive and the primary sensor array.

Hardware

  • Main board.
  • Temperature, Humidity, and Barometer sensor.
  • CO2 and Organic Compounds sensor.
  • Particle sensor.

Upstairs Sensor Array

The upstairs sensor array, called Chase, is a downscaled version of Marshall for added monitoring.

Hardware

  • Main board.
  • Temperature, Humidity, and Barometer sensor.
  • CO2 and Organic Compounds sensor.

Outside Sensor Array

RubbleThe sensor array placed outside, called Rubble, acts as a reference for the indoor sensors.

Hardware

  • Main board.
  • Temperature, Humidity, and Barometer sensor.
  • CO2 and Organic Compounds sensor.
  • Particle sensor.
  • Light intensity sensor.

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