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benchspace Bites – Build Your Own Air Quality Sensor

Before the Cork Carnival of Science 2024 kicks off on June 8th, whet your digital appetite and join us for a Friday evening benchspace Bites workshop with tutor Jeffrey to build your own Air Quality Sensor.

Air pollution affects many people’s daily lives, not just those close to industrial centres.  Most governmental monitoring is only completed with a very limited number of sensors across the whole of Ireland, and often we are relying on modelling to make the best guess at current levels.  This can miss local or seasonal pollution sources, like coal fires during the winter, and event-based pollution.

The workshop brings people together to learn about the issues and gain hands-on experience.  It opens up the world of smart/IoT devices to the general public and also contributes the data to a wider citizen science project, the Sensor.Community.
This network has over 13,000 sensors around the world with 27 million data entries.

This is a hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop is perfect for anyone interested in electronics, IoT devices and air quality.

Materials are included in the cost of the workshop and no experience is necessary.
We are fully inclusive and all skill levels (Adult 18+) are welcome, however, please note that this course requires hand-eye coordination and the ability to follow precise instructions with regards to safety.

Here's what you'll Learn:
During the workshop, you'll learn how to build your own air quality sensor and about the Sensor.Community and how you can contribute to the world-wide data collection.

Here's Where to Go:
This class is held in our B1b unit located at Eircode T12 KRH7.

Here's what to Wear:
Avoid wearing loose clothing and jewellery and don’t forget to tie back long hair. Closed toe shoes are required on all of our workshop floors. If you need glasses for close up work, don't forget to bring them.

Here's your Tutor's Bio:
Jeffrey Roe is a software/hardware engineer working on building public transport systems from bike-share schemes, to parking and port traffic access management systems. He is an adjunct lecturer with the Department of Design Innovation in Maynooth University.
In his spare time, he likes to make crazy projects like bubble machines, bone conduction, IoT projects and anything with LEDs in it.
A big fan of getting people making, he co-runs ‘Dublin Maker’ an annual maker showcase festival and Dublin’s Hackerspace Tog.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
PPE will be provided by benchspace for all courses that require it. It must be worn as directed. All specialist equipment and materials will be provided.

Please read our terms and conditions here before booking.
Any questions? Email hello@benchspacecork.ie

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Available Tickets: 12
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Jun 07 2024


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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