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Enviro+: A new Raspberry Pi HAT designed for environmental monitoring

Enviro+: A new Raspberry Pi HAT designed for environmental monitoring. (Image source: Pimoroni)
Enviro+: A new Raspberry Pi HAT designed for environmental monitoring. (Image source: Pimoroni)
Running on a Python library, the Enviro+ can monitor indoor and outdoor atmospheric changes from air quality to temperature, humidity and noise. The board can contribute to big air quality projects like Luftdaten too. Pimoroni has developed the Enviro+ with The University of Sheffield and has included several sensors, along with a 40-pin header and a 0.96-inch colour LCD. The Enviro+ is available to pre-order now for US$47.63 and will ship worldwide from July 5.

The Enviro+ is a pHAT extension board the size of a Raspberry Pi Zero designed for environmental monitoring. The board works with all editions of the Raspberry Pi and connects via a 40-pin GPIO.

The board itself has numerous sensors for collecting environmental data. Specifically, Pimoroni has included a BME280 sensor for measuring air temperature, humidity and pressure, an LTR-559 light and proximity sensor, a MICS6814 analog gas sensor and an ADS1015 analog to digital converter (ADC). There is a MEMS microphone too. Pimoroni has included datasheet for all the above sensors, for reference. You can find these on the Enviro+ product page.

Pimoroni has created a Python library for getting the Enviro+ working and an example of how to contribute to big data projects like Luftdaten. The data are both accessible via a corresponding Python Library, which should make the storage and processing of information particularly easy. You can also display the data captured on the 0.96-inch 160 x 80 colour LED display.

The Enviro+ is suitable for monitoring indoors and outdoors. Pimoroni states that it will be shortly publishing a tutorial to build an Enviro+ water-proof housing should you wish to leave it outdoors. The board currently costs US$47.63 and will ship worldwide from July 5.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-07- 1 (Update: 2019-07- 1)
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