Our group is studying the air quality of dust in the basement of our school, because we saw a problem with students getting sick in the basement. We wanted to make sure that the kids getting sick wasn't due to the dust in the air.Why is this an interesting question?
This is an interesting question because the safety of kids in our school is important. Lots of kids complained about how the air was getting them sick, so we decided to do something about it.Where did you deploy?
We deployed it in the basement of our school in one of our freshmen JROTC classes. The box is also deployed near the archery range, where a fan is always on so that it gets circulated air.How did you go about building and constructing your 'mote'?
We made a blueprint of our design and measured each piece to accurately create the box in illustrator, a website to create a design template/pdf. We made a cardboard prototype of our design to see where to put the holes and make sure we measured everything correctly.How did you develop / debug your code?
We looked through other peoples' code that did similar projects like ours, and used a lot of trial and error before we came up with the right code.What challenges did you encounter?
Some challenges that we encountered were getting the wrong product due to the company messing up our order, and coding for the wrong sensor because we used the wrong library.What did you learn?
We learned that you have to consider a lot of different possibilities when making a device like this.