Fab Lab Aims to Monitor the World with the 'Smart Citizen Kit'

 - Jun 7, 2013
References: kickstarter & psfk
In an effort to create a global network of environmental sensors, the 'Smart Citizen Kit' was released by Fab Lab. The Smart Citizen Kit is an environmental monitoring platform that measures carbon dioxide, light and wireless networks among other things. The data collected by the sensors can then be shared with the world to create a giant database of environmental data. You can view the data on an iPhone app or on the web platform.

By getting as many people as possible to use the monitors, Fab Labs hopes that it can create a large network of data. According to the group, they hope to achieve "crowdsourced environmental monitoring."

The monitoring platform are built completely off open-source hardware and software. This means that anybody can look into the code and adapt the project for their own needs.