What is Sensly?
Sensly is a portable pollution sensor capable of detecting the air pollution levels using its onboard gas sensors to collect information about the various gases present. This information can be fed directly to your smartphone for real time push notification updates. Sensly uses industrial sensors that assure an accurate reading of the office, home, or work environment and can be powered by either a battery or from the mains using a micro usb lead. Being aware of this data helps you to take action and bring the pollution levels down around you. It could be as serious as...
- Detecting a carbon monoxide leak in your home and alerting your smart device about it, and allowing you to take the necessary precautions
Sensly is there to protect you.
There are many pollution issues in cities and we want to use Sensly to help address and make people aware of them. London suffers heavily from pollution.
In areas such as Hackney, pollution levels are 50% above the EU limit.
In 2008, there were 4,300 premature deaths in London that were attributed to long-term exposure to dangerous airborne particles.
"Clean air is a basic requirement of life. The quality of air inside homes, offices,
schools, day care centres, public buildings, health care facilities or other private
and public buildings where people spend a large part of their life is an essential
determinant of healthy life and people’s well-being." - WHO Regional Office for Europe
Sensly Can Detect
Sensly’s software integrates deeply into the device. All you need to do is connect your Sensly to the internet and watch the data stream to your device. With our mobile app or web interface you can view data from one or more devices you own or see environmental data other people have chosen to share.
With intelligent alerts you sensly will send you a notification when spikes in gases are detected and give you reports on how your environment has changed over time.
Introducing....The Sensly Raspberry Pi HAT for Makers!
Our team is also a big fan of the Raspberry Pi mini computer. We're really keen to help the Raspberry Pi community develop their own Sensly device and start working on experiments whilst learning about different types of gases.
Imagine using the Sensly Raspberry Pi HAT to:
Spread The Word!
Thanks for looking at our project and for your support in bringing it to life. Even bigger thanks if you have made a pledge to our project. You’re awesome :) To unlock any Sensly stretch goals we need to keep the project growing - so even if you can't support with a pledge, why not help us by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter and any other social networks or blogs you use. Click any of the links below to share:
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Or just use the project shortlink goo.gl/PM5p7R to share by any other method! And you can also use #Sensly to get our attention on Twitter. And while you're here, why not like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Sam Nwankwo – CEO
Sam steers the whole project team in the right direction with his charisma and guidance, always pushing and helping us to create the best possible product.
Ali Rohafza – Product Designer
The compact and unique design for the Sensly came from Ali. Spending days designing and editing the Sensly case, he has produced this final design for you the customer. From Ali’s designs, the Sensly will fit easily and beautifully inside your home as if it were always there.
John Whiting – Marketing
Every project needs help coordinating and raising awareness, and that is John. John has been spreading the word about Sensly tirelessly, making sure this Kickstarter has the best possible foundations for success.
Frazer Barnes – Electronics Engineer & Software
Producing the software for the Sensly, Frazer is the mind behind the product; working constantly since its conception to create the final working product.
Aaron Shaw– Chief Operations OfficerWorking alongside the suppliers and manufacturers, Aaron makes sure all deliveries are met on time. Experienced within the Raspberry Pi community and in product design, Aaron has played a key role in developing the Sensly into what it is today.
Jason Sharman– Electronics Engineer Designing the components board for the Sensly, Jason has also been working hard to construct the Raspberry Pi version of the Sensly.
Louis Reed – Graphic & Web Design
The web and media designer, Louis is in charge of designing and building our websites and apps. He also works on the graphic and 3D design.
Antonio & Pablo - Deep O ProductionsThese are the two guys who planned, shot and edited our Kickstarter video in an extremely short timeline.
Risks and challenges
We have worked to mitigate the potential risks as much as possible. We have links to a variety of suppliers. We have a working prototype and the software is designed to take updates easily. The PCB design is already finalised and tested and is working well.
We have quotes from a variety of suppliers for both PCB manufacture and assembly. We have 3D printers to print out the case designs.
In terms of shipping, Sensly will be shipped backers as soon as they are assembled and signed off.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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