MACA
maca

The MACA Open Air Quality Monitor project (Monitor Abierto de Calidad del Aire in spanish) started a few years ago in Mendoza, Argentina to tackle some problems related to local air pollution monitoring (no public data, high costs of reference instruments, etc, etc) by developing an open, small and low cost air quality monitoring station.You can find more info in spanish about the MACA project in our [wiki](http://www.monitorabierto.wikidot.com/). # What are we doing? Our [first prototype](http://monitorabierto.wikidot.com/desarrollo:prototipo1) was capable of measuring ozone and it worked ok as a proof of concept. Now we are working at [LabFD](http://frm.utn.edu.ar/labfd) on the calibration of a second prototype that combines an optical particle detector and metal oxide gas sensors for CO, NO2 and O3 (MICS-e2v). It's a remix and adaptation of previous citizen air quality monitors (AQ Egg, Smartcitizen, Dustduino and Airbeam). It is based on an Arduino Mega 2560\. ### Second prototype This second version is still a work in process. We designed and assembled the first version and we are working on the calibration of the sensors. You can check the details of the prototype and the calibration data on: https://github.com/nanocastro/Repo_maca Read more: [notes:maca] **** ## Questions [questions:maca] ## Activities [activities:maca] ...


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Bronwen "Great! Glad it worked out. We'd love to see how your project comes together, it looks like a really interesting build! " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
the_butler "Hi @bronwen. I initially asked a 'question', but then realised the commenting function was easier to use so did that instead. @nanocastro kindly pr..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
Bronwen "Hi @the_butler, welcome to Public Lab! I see you've tagged the MACA Open Air Quality Monitor project. Your question is now appearing on their metho..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
the_butler "Thank you very much @nanocastro, I'll let you know how I get on. By any chance, have you done any air quality monitoring work with Raspberry Pis, o..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
nanocastro "Hi @the_butler I've used Fusion360 for the design. Here you can find the .stl files and also the fusion source file. https://drive.google.com/open?..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
the_butler "Hi @nanocastro. I am working on a similar air quality monitoring project at the University of Bath in the UK. If allowed, please can you send me a ..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
nanocastro "Hi @warren It looks great! Muchas gracias. Having the project on a PL wiki was on my to-do list but I'm kind of delayed with some other stuff. I ne..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "Hi @nanocastro -- i copied some of this onto a page for the project where questions and activity guides can be hosted: https://publiclab.org/maca -..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
JamesWarren "Thanks @nanocastro - I would be very happy to see your documentation in Spanish or English, we'd very much like to trial the system where there is ..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
nanocastro "Hi @JamesWarren We have changed the wifi communication for bluetooth and its is possible to save the data into the an SD card. You can find some pi..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
JamesWarren "Hi - would it be possible to adapt your MACA system to work in conditions whereby: there is no WiFi - we'd like to data log the data into a memory ..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "That'd be amazing. Thanks so much! " | Read more » about 6 years ago
nanocastro "HI @warren sure I can post the notes on the #shinyei in a different post, maybe as an answer of your question https://publiclab.org/q/15751... We h..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "This is such a great post about the #shinyei sensor and its limitations and how best to work with it. We'd love to feature your work with the shiny..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "Hi, @nanocastro -- we've been adding a lot of nice features to wiki pages to make them good project landing pages, with a Q&A, activities listi..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
nanocastro "Hi @xose. Muchas gracias.The multichannel looks good and it has more or less the same sensors (except for NH3). The documentations is still incompl..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
xose "@xose awards a barnstar to nanocastro for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » almost 7 years ago
xose "Awesome!! Soon we'll update the Leptos station, a spanish cousin of your beautifull MACA ;) Would be great to meet digitally to exchange impression..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
nshapiro "thanks @nanocastro! if you have any questions for the PL community for the next steps please let us know :) " | Read more » almost 7 years ago
nanocastro "Hi @liz. De nada, I think this data portal is quite new. Two years ago I contacted with the person in charge of the BsAs monitoring stations to ca..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
liz "Hi @nanocastro, thanks for cross-posting from your excellent wiki! Some open data friends mentioned this government open data portal for Buenos Air..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago