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CamBike Update: 21 November 2018

last modified Nov 26, 2018 11:07 AM

We are also looking into building a newer version of the sensor hub that will measure more air quality indicators (such as NO2). Around one of those new sensors, we will organise another workshop at the Centre for Computing History ( With lots of lessons learned at the workshop in summer, we will not solder a whole sensor hub but will concentrate on the principle behind one sensor and its interface with a computer. Read on for more information (and visit the Centre’s website in the next few weeks, where booking will be possible).

Almost there: the sensors are working

Yes, they are working, but the PCBs and sensors still have to be put into their boxes. The testing was finished last week, but we ran into some trouble because the SD cards are now mounted too high above the board (we changed their position slightly to avoid them getting stolen).

CamBike Boxes

We are currently fitting the sensors in their boxes. We have to take care, though, to fix all components in place with small screws to make sure that they don’t come loose when you ride down a bumpy road

Upcoming workshop at the Centre for Computing History

Mark the afternoon of Saturday, 16 February, in your calendar! We will organise a workshop aimed at children aged from 10 onwards. We will tackle the myth that children fall asleep in class because they are lazy and not paying attention - or is it rather that CO2 levels are getting pretty high when 20 to 30 people are in a room and the windows are closed? We will connect the sensor with a computer and do some basic coding to read out values and display them. No previous knowledge is required.

What’s next?

Work on the next generation of sensors will start soon and the database changes are almost completely implemented.

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Jun 27, 2019

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Oct 10, 2019

St John's College, Cambridge

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