The Citizen Sense “Dustbox” has developed in the course of the practice-based research on “Urban Sensing” in Deptford and surrounding neighborhoods in South London.
The Dustbox kit includes a Shinyei sensor for detecting particulate matter, as well as an Electric Imp for WiFi connectivity, and a printed circuit board developed in collaboration with Adrian McEwen of MCQN Ltd.
The Dustbox shape is based on the visualization and magnification of particles when viewed through an electron microscope. The shapes refer to pollen and carbon (with heavy metals). The Dustbox shapes were developed into 3D-printable format in collaboration with materials designer Francesca Perona, and were printed in matte black ceramic.
Note: We may add to this toolkit over time. Please refer to our Urban Sensing section for the latest updates.