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There are two versions of the senseBox, the senseBox:home and the senseBox:edu.

The senseBox:home is a modular do-it-yourself environmental sensor station. Depending on your interest or research question, citizens can put together a measuring station with various sensors and connect to the Internet via LAN, WLAN or LoRa. A simple tutorial allows you to set up and register on the openSenseMap. It then continuously provides location-based (mobile or stationary) measurements of temperature, humidity, air pressure, illuminance, UV radiation or fine dust exposure.

With the senseBox:edu you can build and program your own measuring tools. The senseBox is already in use at many schools and educational institutions. Thanks to the large number of possible projects and experiments, it is ideally suited for use in the entire STEM field. This allows you to learn the basics of programming on the basis of relevant topics or to carry out measurement campaigns quickly and easily.

Until early 2018 senseBox was based on an Arduino/Genuino UNO microcontroller, this version is no longer sold but still supported. Since May 2018 the senseBox is based on the senseBox MCU and is equipped with further sensors and extensions.

 

home

Sensors

  • HDC1080 Temperature + Humidity Sensor
  • TSL45315 & VEML6070 UV Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor
  • BMP280 Barometric Pressure + Temperature
  • SDS011 Fine Particular Matter (PM10 & PM2.5)

Equipment

  • senseBox MCU
  • JST Cable
  • USB-Cable (with Power-Adapter)
  • Outdoor case
  • Radiation shield
  • LAN-Bee
  • WiFi-Bee
  • microSD-Bee
  • LoRa-Bee

Addons

  • CAM-M8Q GPS-Receiver
  • OLED Display
  • JST Expander

edu

Sensors

  • HDC1080 Temperature + Humidity Sensor
  • TSL45315 & VEML6070 UV Sensor & Ambient Light Sensor
  • BMP280 Barometric Pressure + Temperature
  • HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
  • BMX055 Lage-/ Kompass-/ Beschleunigungssensor
  • Microphone with amplifier

Equipment

  • senseBox MCU with Breadboard
  • JST Cable
  • USB-Cable
  • WiFi-Bee
  • microSD-Bee
  • SD-Card (2GB)
  • OLED Display
  • Different LEDs
  • Buttons
  • Pots
  • Piezo unit
  • LDR
  • Resistors

Addons

  • CAM-M8Q GPS-Receiver
  • SDS011 Fine Particular Matter (PM10 & PM2.5)
  • JST Expander
  • LoRa-Bee
  • LAN-Bee
The compilation of senseBox components is open under the CERN Open Hardware License 1.2. The source code of senseBox:home is open source available under the LGPL 3.0 license. The manuals are Open Educational Resources (OER) under the Creative Commons License CC BY SA 4.0.