With the MeteoMex aeria, climate parameters and air quality can be monitored.
The following ThingsBoard dashboard shows the environmental monitoring of a MeteoMex aeria in Irapuato, Mexico (1,990 meters above sea level).
The actual device looks like this. For protecting the outdoor sensor from rain, housing was built from a plastic beaker. The assembly of this device and its integration into ThingsBoard is described in a detailed Instructable.
For data processing and WiFi connections, a Wemos D1 Mini board is used. The I2C bus is used for data transfer from the sensor chips.
A Printed Circuit Board (PCB) was created, which facilitates the correct mounting of two sensor boards:
1) The Bosch BME280 sensor measures temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure. Thus, using this chip is sufficient for a simple weather station.
2) A CCS811 sensor adds the capability to detect low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC). It also can be used to monitor indoor air quality.
- Air quality monitoring (indoor/ outdoor) in industries, research, and cities. Environmental protection and work safety (e.g. detection of spilled organic solvents).
- Temperature and humidity monitoring in greenhouses, agriculture 4.0, storage of food and valuable materials, air-conditioned rooms, and operation of sensitive technology such as high-performance computer clusters.
- Reduction of energy consumption by monitoring and adjusting temperature settings in heating and cooling.