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The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring

A project in Pasadena, CA by Acrobotic Industries
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An Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Platform consisting of arduino-compatible hardware, data visualization web API, and mobile app.
Backers: 517
Average Pledge Per Backer: $132

Funded: $68,000 of $50,000
Dates: May 17th -> Jun 16th (30 days)
Project By: Acrobotic Industries
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Latest News

*Thank You!* + App Demo + Multiple Kits!

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers and Visitors, We wanted to sincerely thank all of you for helping us achieve this wonderful milestone with our project!  This goes beyond the funding; when a few of us we embarked on this adventure 3 years ago with a couple of Arduinos... (Read More)

The Smart Citizen Kit Open Environmental Monitoring Platform

June 15th - via: blog.makezine.com
There's still time to get in on the launch of the Smart Citizen sensor and data platform; their fully-funded Kickstarter ends on Sunday. The Smart Citizen Kit looks to be one of the more polished efforts at building a distributed sensing and data aggregation platform. (Read More)

The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring

June 15th - via: politicosonline.com
Acrobotic Industries is raising funds for The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring on Kickstarter! An Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Platform consisting of arduino-compatible hardware, data visualization web API, and mobile app. (Read More)

My little corner of the world: The Smart Citizen Kit

June 14th - via: kat.geek.nz
It's projects that this that make me excited for the future, but it desperately needs help. With just two days to go, it is just (around $3000) under its funding goal. (Read More)

Smart Citizens? No es éso, no es éso.

… esta muestra de deformación del lenguaje por parte de algún apasionado de la tecnología. Promociona con la marca smart citizen un artefacto, no un ciudadano. Sugiriendo también que su smart citizen kit convierte a un ciudadano en ‘smart‘; no me convence. Como tampoco que la plataforma que publicita sea un instrumento para que los ciudadanos produzcan la ciudad. Como si la ciudad fuera un producto. Creo que conceptos divergentes acerca del ideal ciudad, de ciudadano, de ‘smart’ y probablemente de inteligencia. (Read More)

The Smart Citizen Kit for Bwired

June 13th - via: blog.bwired.nl
The Smart Citizen Kit is an Open-Source platform that comprises 3 technological layers: a hardware device, a website and online API, and a mobile app. Below is an overview of them, and if you’re interested, all the gory details can be found on the Smart Citizen website. (Read More)

Almost there! SC Enclosure preview

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Kickstarter visitors and backers, We are almost there!  We really didn't know what to expect when we launched the campaign, so it has been a heartwarming (albeit a little nerve-wracking) experience to see all of you interested in the project.... (Read More)

Cinque progetti da tenere d’occhio su Kickstarter

June 10th - via: makerfairerome.eu
I makers che puntano sull’open source non possono fare a meno di aprirsi anche verso il crowdfunding. Trasparenza, dichiarazioni di intenti e voglia di fare rete intorno ad un progetto sono gli stimoli che portano i fabbricatori digitali a rivolgersi a piattaforme come Kickstarter. Raccogliere i fondi necessari e trasformare le idee in oggetti concreti sono solo i primi passi di un lungo processo di making. Se volete seguire qualche storia interessante, date un’occhiata a questi cinque progetti. (Read More)

Crowdsourcing environmental protection

June 10th - via: dzone.com
A new project is emerging on Kickstarter that is looking to crowdsource the process of monitoring our environment. The project, called the Smart Citizen Kit, aims to build a global network of sensors that will report back on local environmental conditions. (Read More)

Using your Smart Citizen hardware!

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear all, 80% funded and 8 days to go!  It'll be close, but we're not losing any bit of hope.  Thank you all for the support!  As promised in our last update, we wanted to give you a realistic view of what to expect when you receive the hardware.... (Read More)

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

June 7th - via: trendhunter.com
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. (Read More)

Smart Citizen Pursues Open Source, Crowdsourced Environemental Monitoring

June 7th - via: ostatic.com
A new effort called Smart Citizen has arrived on crowdsourced, crowd funding site Kickstarter, and it's basically an open source effort to provide sophisticated environmental monitoring based on collective input from crowds. Smart Citizen is a mashup of an open-source Arduino-compatible device, an open-source API, a mobile app and an interactive, crowdsourced data visualization platform on the web. (Read More)

Crowdsourcing environmental protection

June 7th - via: adigaskell.org
Tapping into the crowd, be it for renting something from the shared economy, plugging into a collective intelligence or raising finance for your project, is arguably the key trend of 2013 thus far. So it’s interesting to see a new project emerging on Kickstarter that is looking to crowdsource the process of monitoring our environment. The project, called the Smart Citizen Kit, aims to build a global network of sensors that will report back on local environmental conditions. (Read More)

Smart Citizen Kit Enables Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring

June 6th - via: psfk.com
The Smart Citizen Kit is a crowdsourced environmental monitoring platform. By scattering devices around the world, the creators hope to build a global network of sensors that report local environmental conditions like CO and NO2 levels, light, noise, temperature and humidity. (Read More)

Help crowdfund this open-source crowdsourced environmental monitoring platform

June 5th - via: treehugger.com
Yes, you read that correctly. This crowdfunded project enables more citizen scientists to contribute to a distributed data-collection and environmental monitoring network. (Read More)

Arduino-based Smart Citizen Kit packs Atmel’s ATmega32U4

Smart Citizen has already raised over $34,000 on Kickstarter, with close to 3– backers pledging their support for the project. (Read More)

Documenting, testing, and expanding the online API!

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Sunday everyone! With half of the funding period behind us we have reached 68% of our goal, so we wanted to give our backers a big thank you for your support!  We're not quite there yet, but we have our hopes way, way up.  Thank you! We... (Read More)

Spime Watch: The Kickstarter Smart Citizen Kit

June 1st - via: wired.com
The Smart Citizen Kit is an Open-Source platform that comprises 3 technological layers: a hardware device, a website and online API, and a mobile app. Below is an overview of them, and if you’re interested, all the gory details can be found on the Smart Citizen website. (Read More)

The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring

May 31st - via: good.is
Organized by the Fab Lab at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, an international team of scientists, architects, and engineers are paving the way to humanize environmental monitoring: bringing the data as close to the public as possible. (Read More)

Are we approaching the dawn of continuous biodiversity data?

With technology becoming ever cheaper and more powerful, a movement to open hardware and increasing application in other disciplines, are we heading for a continuous stream of biodiversity data? (Read More)

The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring

May 31st - via: environmentguru.com
Organized by the Fab Lab at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, an international team of scientists, architects, and engineers are paving the way to humanize environmental monitoring: bringing the data as close to the public as possible. The idea is simple, by scattering thousands (and hopefully millions) of inexpensive devices around the world, we are building a global network of sensors that report localized environmental conditions like CO and NO2 levels, light, noise, temperature and humidity. As the design files are readily available on the web, these pieces of hardware can either be purchased online, or built at home. In addition, the online platform where the measured data are stored has been developed as a social network, where users are not only able to visualize their data, but also to share and compare it with other users around the block, or across the globe. This citizen-led approach, dubbed the Smart Citizen project, fosters public participation in the process of monitoring the environment. (Read More)

Smart Citizen Kit: Datos medioambientales en la nube

May 28th - via: opiron.com
El Smart Citizen Kit se compone de todo los elementos necesarios para tener un verdadero Internet de las cosas: Una plataforma hardware para empezar a medir los datos -equipada con diferentes sensores-, una web dónde se gestionan todos los datos recibidos y se ponen en pantalla, y una aplicación para móvil. Vamos a ir por partes. (Read More)

Designer Apparel & Android App!

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Kickstarterians, What a first week this has been!  Thanks to each and everyone of you, we are at a promising 38% :)   As seen in the previous update, we've been hard at work spreading the word about the Smart Citizen project.  After our... (Read More)

Acrobotics Wants To Kickstart Smarter Cities With Its Smart Citizen Environment Sensors

May 24th - via: bentonpena.org
There’s copiousness of hum about a judgment of creation a cities “smarter” — that is, loading them adult with sensors and data-driven services to urge potency and peculiarity of life. Hell, even Google has taken to loading adult a eventuality venues with scores of sensors. (Read More)

Two Arduino-based Kickstarter projects worth a look

May 20th - via: blog.arduino.cc
Some weeks ago I read an article on the New York Times talking about Kickstarter. The author was exploring the logic of the platform and especially in which way backers shouldn’t really be considered like investors. They aren’t because their main aim is not looking for the project that will give them the greatest return on their money. Here we are then, highlighting two Arduino-based projects because we are intrigued by them and hope you like them too. (Read More)

Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring Smart Citizen Kit Unveiled (video)

May 20th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
The Smart Citizen is made up of an Arduino compatible hardware, data visualisation web API, and mobile app. Watch the video below to learn more about the Smart Citizen project and see it in action. (Read More)

Acrobotics Wants To Kickstart Smarter Cities With Its Smart Citizen Environment Sensors

May 19th - via: techcrunch.com
There’s plenty of buzz about the concept of making our cities “smarter” — that is, loading them up with sensors and data-driven services to improve efficiency and quality of life. Hell, even Google has taken to loading up its event venues with scores of sensors. Most of the discussion out there deals with how local governments are working toward this lofty, nebulous goal, but a team called Acrobotics Industries is trying to put the onus on the citizens. To that end the team has kicked off a $50,000 Kickstarter campaign for a small sensor array called the Smart Citizen kit in hopes that people will start collecting and sharing their environmental data with the world. (Read More)

Short update from Maker Faire!

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, All, It's been an amazing weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area, seeing people stop by our booth and interested in the project!  A highlight came when Massimo Banzi stopped by to check out our Arduino compatible hardware (he approves (-:).... (Read More)

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