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A modular tool for citizen action

The guides in this section are aimed at creating a set of tools and resources around the SCK. This allows communities to develop their own sensing frameworks and strategies for participatory sensing. Find here guides that will help with making the best use of the Smart Citizen Kit, from a step-by-step guide on how to set up your kit to more advanced features like data analysis or using the SCK's shell.

How to get around in the guides?

The guides here are meant to help you with many aspects regarding the sensors and getting specific step-by-step information. Since there are a lot of different guides, here there is a small summary for each type of device:

What are the differences between the sensor units?

The hardware, being designed in a modular way, allows for a lot of customisation. We call Smart Citizen Kit to the different variants of devices that have a Data Board, an Urban Board and a PMS5003 Particulate matter sensor. Adding any additional sensor to the Smart Citizen Kit, with or without Urban Board, is what we call a Smart Citizen Station. The Stations amount of sensors could range from 1 to virtually any number. There are some Stations that are meant for air quality measurements, and some that take water measurements. Some of them have only one additional CO2 sensor, and some Stations have up to 16 analog measurements in parallel. Check the guides compilation below to make sure you follow the different steps for the configuration of your particular unit.

Smart Citizen Kit

SCK 2.1 - Street 2

Smart Citizen Air Quality Stations

Smart Citizen Station v3

Note that if your unit has electrochemical sensors, data needs to be postprocessed outside of the units (in the platform). By following the handling calibration information guide, you are set with the default processing. However, if you want to perform custom algorithms in an automated way, follow the Data processing guide to set it up

Smart Citizen Water Stations

Water Station - Patí Científic