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Crowdsourcing Mornings: PocketLab Air


This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

PocketLab Air is an all-in-one science lab for investigating climate change and air pollution in your environment. PocketLab Air can measure carbon dioxide, ozone, particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10), temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and light. They’ve designed PocketLab Air to be capable enough for climate and air quality researchers but simple enough for a 4th grade student learning about Earth science.  PocketLab Air can measure carbon dioxide, ozone, particulate matter, and weather conditions. Investigate how air quality is affected by soot, dust smoke, and other fine particles from vehicles, wildfires, factories, and other sources. PocketLab Air can compute the Air Quality Index (AQI) score by measuring particles sizes of 1 um, 2.5 um, and 10 um. You can also map the pollution data that you collected to your phone GPS location to generate maps of air quality in your local community.

PocketLab Air is small, rugged, and portable so you can attach it to things like weather balloons and drones.  Every PocketLab Air comes with a custom molded protective carrying case and accessories for going out in the world and exploring.  The mission of PocketLab is to enable people to discover the joy of science and explore the world around them. PocketLab started in October 2013 when inventor Clifton Roozeboom was developing new wireless sensor technology for his PhD. He was searching for a way to bring advanced sensor technology to science education. Now PocketLab is used by tens of thousands of people in 56 different countries.   The PocketLab Team is a small group of engineers and teachers that believe in the joy of science. They believe that is important for everyone to understand science and explore the world around them. They love their customers and users around the world and they hope you will join them!

As of December 19th, this project has raised $110,000 of their $25,000 goal. This project has 1 day left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $198, you will get one PocketLab Air.  For a pledge of $276, you will get one PocketLab Air and PocketLab Weather.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850087978/pocketlab-air-measure-whats-in-your-air?ref=home_new_and_noteworthy

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