A note about versions
Sensor Platform: Contains all the documentation on the sensors web platform where data is collected, stored and visualised.
Sensor Analysis Framework: Contains all the documentation on the data post-processing framework to obtain insights from the data calibrated by the sensors.
Guides: Contains step-by-step Guides for different features of the kit, how to get started, use the shell, or make some more advanced analysis of the sensor readings!
Legacy Hardware: Are you a pioneer of participatory sensing looking for the original SCK 1.0 and SCK 1.1 documentation? Check the Legacy Hardware section!
The project's sensor platform builds on the legacy of previous Smart Citizen Kit generations to develop a new set of tools especially aimed at providing meaningful data insights on a low budget. The system is designed in a extendable way, with a central data logger with network connectivity to which the different components are branched and aims to give support to a various activities ranging from education to more advanced scientific research.
Urban Sensor Board: A selection of low-cost sensors in a board ready to measure the urban environment: temperature, humidity, noise, light, and PM2.5, among others. Together with the Data Board they create the Smart Citizen Kit.
PM Sensor Board: An auxiliary board capable of driving two Particulate Matter sensors as well as other auxiliary sensors required for specific deployments as an external temperature sensor or an anemometer. It is used in the Smart Citizen Station.
Gas Pro Sensor Board: An auxiliary board driving 3 Alphasense Ltd. Electrochemical Series B Gas Sensors designed for ultra-low noise, high-performance and low power operation. It is used in the Smart Citizen Station.
Here you can find more information about the firmware: the software running inside the Smart Citizen Kit.
The documentation contains multiple guides as step-by-step tutorials to perform essential tasks as installing a kit or upgrading it's firmware.
We're against black boxes!
The entire project is released under open source licenses:
- Hardware components: CERN Open Hardware License v1.2
- Core firmware: GNU GPL v3.0
- Software platform: GNU AGLP v3.0
Check the Source files section for each component and explore the software source code and the hardware blueprints.