A quick update:
All the Eggs have shipped! If you haven't received a shipping confirmation email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Community member John Romkey wrote a Chrome extension that adds some additional info to the Egg website feed pages: http://romkey.com/code/air-quality-egg-helper-browser-extension/
Vic Aprea from WickedDevice has done some testing in which he was able to isolate some noise in the system. There's a conversation in the Google group discussing how to deal with it. This is a great opportunity for more technical members with access to higher-end equipment to get involved. https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/airqualityegg/wWYpiCDLCLs
We are at the tail-end of delivering all of the Kickstarter AirQualityEggs, and we need help to build the last bulk batch after all the individual orders have been shipped! We will be setting up in the Parsons Design and Technology Lab in NYC on April 20th to make the final push. We will be assembling the full, wireless version of the AirQualityEgg, so come and learn what's inside, how it's assembled, and how it works.
Big emphasis here on HANDS-ON, because the only way we are going to get this done is if all of us, including the core team, are jamming on Egg-building. So that means come ready to jump into the assembly line!
As a big thanks to people who give their valuable time to help the cause here, we'll be giving AirQualityEgg t-shirts. The top 10 assemblers as determined by number of eggs built or time spent will take home their own Eggs as well! And finally, the very bestest MVP super assembler will get carried on the shoulders of the entire team in a victory lap around the Lab.
This Kickstarter was about taking an idea we had as a small community of interested technologists (just like many of you) and seeing if there were people "out there" who wanted to join us. We were completely blown away by the response. I personally have never had commercial ambitions in this space and so I never saw AirQualityEgg as a product at this stage. But as "collaborative, community-led" project grows into a group of people large enough to have vastly different viewpoints, expectations, and opinions, things can get messy. For us, that has translated into delays and cost overruns, eating deep into personal time and pocketbooks. It hasn't been a smooth ride.
But, we finally see the finish line!!! Over 600 Eggs have been hand-assembled and shipped so far. We've gotten SO MUCH feedback, and that feedback has ranged from spiteful Internet troll-venom to incredible outpourings of uplifting support. On the whole, the feedback has left us incredibly optimistic and keeps us going strong.
The GOOD NEWS: If you bought an Egg and haven't gotten it yet, we'll be shipping it to you by April 9th (if you are out of the US, it will obviously take a little while to get to you). We have some bulk orders we'll fill after that, but all of you individual backers who have been champing at the bit, your Egg is coming very soon. Seriously, thank you for your patience.
For anyone who ordered a radiation sensor add-on: You will be getting your Egg as I stated above, but it will not have a radiation sensor. We had to prioritize our efforts and resources, and this sensor got pushed to the end. Over the next 4 months (approximately), we will be finishing the design/code, manufacturing, and shipping of these. But they are coming.
If you have any further questions concerning the status of your particular order at any time or to confirm/change your shipping address, you should email email@example.com
More to come!
Egg Community member Adam Laskowitz recently announced that he's gone live with a vizualization that allows you to compare the data between a group of Eggs. He's looking for collaborators and feedback!
"the website will allow you to view ALL eggs in the world on a map. You can select a few options right now to filter which eggs you see, and you can also store some info in cookies so you don't have to keep selecting options every time you visit the site. Once you have a group of eggs you are interested in, you can move forward and look at the data for each egg. It is fairly intuitive I think so I won't really explain that much further.
The data: when you are looking at line graphs you will notice you establish a duration, or timeframe, with the latest reading being at the right-most edge of your screen. The data are z-scores (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_score) which means that Averages for the data sample are turned to 0 and every other value is in terms of standard deviations. Basically this allows us to look at the data in terms of high, normal, or low rather than specific numbers that are confused by calibration issues. We can also start to compare eggs to each other because of this which is why the visualization is really built around looking at multiple eggs at a time.
There are some bugs, please be patient, for the most part it works seamlessly. I sincerely welcome your feedback especially in critical form. If something seems messed up or stops working, just click refresh in your browser and it will all go back to normal. It is all programmed to be dynamic so there are no page loads or anything. This means that your "Back" and "Forward" buttons will not do anything."
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Application beta tester. Even if you don't collect your own data, you can still benefit from applications developed by the community that uses the aggregate open data from Air Quality Eggs around the world.Estimated delivery:
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Represent DIY air quality monitoring with a T-Shirt and Sticker set that we promise will not be lame. Shipping to US address included.Estimated delivery:
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Custom air quality sensor shield for Arduino with ability to sense NO2, CO, temp, humidity. This will allow you to build your own sensor system with your own Arduino and participate in the community by generating data with the same sensors as everyone else. Shipping to US address included.Estimated delivery:
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Wired (ethernet/power to outside sensor box) air quality sensor box only, in DIY kit form (parts in a bag with tutorial). This will allow you to enjoy the reduced cost of building the sensor system yourself while having all of the necessary parts and instructions delivered to you ready to go. Generate the same data as the rest of the community with the same sensor system. Shipping to US address included.Estimated delivery:
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Air Quality Egg. Fully assembled, Plug and Play, wireless air quality sensing system. Generates NO2, CO, temperature and humidity data and displays it on a web-based dashboard accessible from anywhere. Shipping to US address included.Estimated delivery:
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Air Quality Egg + shipping costs to any non-US address.Estimated delivery:
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Air Quality Egg + O3, VOC, Radiation, and Dust/Particulate sensor upgrades. Shipping to US included, add $13 for international shipping.Estimated delivery:
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Air Quality Egg on-site workshop for 30 people. We will come to you with parts to build 30 wired air quality sensor boxes and build them with you. Travel costs are included to locations in the US and Europe.Estimated delivery:
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Sensor up a CITY. Let's do a big rally to kick it off. We'll come with 100 Air Quality Eggs, run a clinic, do some talks about sensing/science/community, have an exchange of ideas. Our travel is included to anywhere in US/Europe. 100 people will take home Eggs. Instant critical mass. This is a great way for corporations who want to sponsor this project to get involved, either to give back to the community or engage their own employees in the movement.Estimated delivery:
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