We are an energetic community of people willing to act, with a simple plan to get back our basic right to breathe clean air. We believe in two things: (1) what gets measured gets improved and (2) that together we can do more. We share knowledge, develop technology and together track the air we breathe. The result is a street-level real-time sensor network. It started in the city of Sarajevo, but we are already a multi-city and multi-country community. If you want to breathe clean air again, if you care about your children's health, the elderly, and your family and neighbors, then act now.
On the surface Boxy is a beautiful little lamp. But Boxy has character and special abilities: it monitors air pollution, shows you air quality by changing its mood colors, talks to mobile apps and draws city-wide pollution maps. More stations means more details on the map.
PM (particulate matter) is one of the deadliest forms of air pollution. The smaller the particles, the more dangerous PM becomes. That's why we designed Boxy to monitor particles as small as 1 micron. It is one of the only devices that measures PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 particles. Learn more about PM pollution here.
Info collected by Boxy is available within the CityOS Air app. You can monitor all sensors in real time for a complete picture of the air quality and the environment of your home or neighborhood you are currently visiting. With real-time syncing to the cloud, air quality data goes with you wherever you are.
The app provides you with comprehensive data and graph trends to give you a deeper understanding of your surroundings, air pollution patterns, and insights into the source of poor air quality as it happens.
Tech heroes willing to learn how to build and host a Boxy at their home can adopt a Boxy. This provides air quality data for your entire neighborhood. To qualify:
Boxy is not a product for sale, it's an educational toolkit you build yourself. Just order the parts and follow our tutorials to assemble the device. Or join one of our local workshops where we teach you how to build it.
Join a free workshop and learn everything you need to build your own Boxy air pollution station. Workshops are free except for the cost of the parts. Bring your own parts and will we provide the rest.
To help spread clean air everywhere, we are giving away all of our code as open source software and hardware. We invite all developers to collaborate and build upon our project. Documentation about hardware, specs, APIs, app, and everything you need to get started is published below.
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