A DIY interactive, multi-sensory device to raise awareness on air pollution and smart technology
We are Smartaer, working for our client Living Lab Scheveningen to create a workshop or kit for secondary school students that raises awareness on air pollution and educates on the basics of smart technology. The Air Buddy is a DIY interactive, multi-sensory device to raise awareness on air pollution and smart technology. It carries multiple components inside including an Arduino, a speaker and more. These components can be taken out and explored by the user and also assembled back by them. Through these components, the Air Buddy also interacts with the City Board. It’s a modular and adaptable city board, in this case The Hague. It includes props representing landmarks and different air pollution levels around the city. When the props are scanned by the Air Buddy it will display emotions and audio about air pollution in that specific place, like air pollution facts and causes and effects. The Buddy also has an integrated air quality sensor and can be used as a stand-alone product to measure air quality anywhere. This allows for more diverse ways of learning, educating, interacting and engaging. Students and teachers can bring it along on field trips or make it a classroom pet for example.
|University||The Hague University of Applied Sciences|
|Project type||Minor Smart Objects 2021|
|Students||Daniel Ibanez Cordero, David Engelbrecht, Jade Hulzenboom & Maemi Ganaja|
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