Title

PolyEnvi

Date

6-2010

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Christopher Lupo

Abstract

Poor indoor air quality is a problem that is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cause health issues. In order to raise awareness of this problem, this document outlines the construction of a device that economically measures air quality through five metrics: dust, smoke, ozone, humidity, and temperature. The device integrates with a router to provide users access to information about their indoor air quality anywhere over the internet as well as local access to the data via an LCD mounted on the router. By increasing indoor air quality awareness, this device will aid users in making adjustments to their homes to improve quality of life.

The end product is an effective and low-cost solution. With a production cost of $150, it can provide as much usable information to residential users as a higher-end commercial sensor.

PolyEnvi src.zip (250 kB)
Source code for sensor array PIC microcontroller and router software