Good Hardware Takes Time- The Journey of the AirGradient DIY Kit Production

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022

This week we are completing shipment of the first batch of AirGradient DIY Pro Kits (formerly called DIY v3 Kits) to early customers that ordered them around four months ago.

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AirGradient DIY Pro Kit Built Instructions

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

These instructions are for the people who ordered our first batch of the new DIY kit with the professional enclsosure. The instruction assume that you have already built a normal AirGradient DIY kit and thus primarily focus on the differences to the default DIY Kit.

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Breathe Safe Air Blog

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

The other day a customer asked me what kind of air pollution masks I would recommend and during my research, I came across a great blog called “Breathe Safe Air“.

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Indoor Air Quality Covid 19 Transmission Risk Indicator

Saturday, Jan 9, 2021

The risk of Covid 19 infections depends highly on the characteristics of the indoor air, especially the rate of ventilation and the temperature and humidity inside the room.

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The making of our new DIY enclosure

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

With the first version of our DIY board we developed a simple 3D printable enclosure with a wall mount that looks like this:

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CO2 Traffic Light to Reduce Covid-19 Transmission Risk

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

The WHO and leading health authorities agree that increased ventilation is a critical factor in reducing COVID-19 transmission in schools.

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Install the Arduino Software and D1 Mini

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020

For all the AirGradient for Education build instructions we use very similar components and the same microcontroller, the Wemos D1 Mini.

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AirGradient DIY Display

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020

When we launched our indoor classroom monitoring with our professional sensors, one of the first feature request from teachers was to have a small display that would show the indoor and outdoor air quality.

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Use the Real-time Outdoor Activity Risk (ROAR) Guideline to complement your school’s AQI policy

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Most international schools base their AQI policies on the US AQI standard that defines six bands of air quality from “Good” to “Hazardous”.

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Book Review: Nicholas and his incredible Eyesight

Saturday, Aug 1, 2020

As part of our newly launched AirGradient for Education initiative, we want to review educational material to help schools increase awareness on the important topic of air quality.

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Why Air Quality is such a Successful Marketing Opportunity – a look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020

Can you imagine a prestigious school without toilets? It is very interesting to look at the core marketing messages of private schools.

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Design your School’s Air Quality Management to be a Growth and Profit Maker

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

In most cases, schools approach the topic of air quality from a risk and health perspective and thus seeing it purely as a necessary evil/cost to fulfill international air quality standards and regulations.

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COVID-19 Transmission Risk at Schools - What Parents Should Ask their Principal

Saturday, Jun 13, 2020

Social-distancing and mask-wearing are important tools for reducing the COVID-19 transmission risk in schools, but one critical less discussed factor is to ensure that there is adequate air ventilation inside the classrooms.

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Air Purifier vs. Positive Pressure Fresh Air System – an unfair Battle?

Monday, Mar 30, 2020

We have made a comparison test between a positive pressure fresh air system (PPS) and a standalone purifier on the effectiveness of bringing the ambient PM 2.

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Air Quality at Schools – A Holistic Approach

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

Air pollution is a prevalent issue that has severely impacted the health and wellbeing of schools in certain regions around the world.

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8 Student Experiments to Measure Air Quality

Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

As pollution is becoming more rampant worldwide, educators are deeply encouraged to teach students about the science of pollution and what they can do to care for the environment.

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We Measured the CO2 Level in a Classroom. This is What We Found Out.

Friday, Feb 7, 2020

In the city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, many adults and children alike suffer from the air pollution caused by the annual smoke season.

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6 Ways to Improve Air Quality in Classrooms

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

Air pollution has always been a universal concern, but one that is often swept under the rug by many schools. Children’s health is at risk due to bad air quality, especially those who live in rural regions.

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Living in an Area with High Air Pollution? Consider Positive Pressure Systems.

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020

A positive pressure system (PPS) in your house is probably the best solution if you live in a highly polluted area.

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Air Quality – Selected Resources

Saturday, Dec 28, 2019

Here is a list of links to resources that we recommend to learn more about air quality in general and also in regards to schools.

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How to write a School Policy on Air Quality

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

Virtually any school that operates in an environment with air pollution issues should have a detailed policy on how to protect its students from these hazards.

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Classroom and indoor CO2 Standards compared; A Look around the World

Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Unlike with PM 2.5 where there are already quite established global standards, the standards and guidelines around CO2 are less known and well worth a more detailed look.

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Ikea Vindriktning Air Quality Sensor Review and Accuracy

Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Ikea recently came out with a range of air purifiers and also an air quality sensor. The Vindriktning does not have a display but shows the air quality data in the form of a traffic light with red, yellow and green LEDs.

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Case Study: Children’s Pre-School Center (CPSC)

Learn how a child care center in California used our DIY sensor kit to build a powerful air quality solution.

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