Interesting Lesson to Learn from Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

Interesting Lesson to Learn from Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Open-Data | No Comments

Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is going to witness a big change with the innovative ideas being introduced by its municipality department. The Municipality of Anchorage, this month has introduced an online resident portal for municipal questions, comments and concerns.  Within that portal the Municipality of Anchorage launched #ANCWorks!, which is an  online tool for […]

Shenzhen Workshop Event 2016

Shenzhen Workshop Event 2016

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Event | No Comments

The workshop on Environment Monitoring Devices at Chaihou Makerspace was a success. The crowd was super-excited to get their hands on the AirOwls.  Jian a fellow participant in the workshop and a hardware enthusiast was thrilled getting a chance to assemble the AirOwl at the workshop. Cheryl gave an excellent suggestion during the event of […]

Owls Hooting in China

Owls Hooting in China

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Device, Event | No Comments

Coming to Shenzhen was a big eyeopener for us. There are atleast 1,00,000 traders of electronics at every 3 Km radius. Every maker space is equipped with the best of the best facilities. Here in Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab (SZOIL), I got the opportunity to meet the young, enthusiastic group of makers who have been […]

Shenzhen Calling: Environment Monitoring Hackathon 2016

Shenzhen Calling: Environment Monitoring Hackathon 2016

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Event | No Comments

11th June, 2016 will be a very exciting day to watch out for and personally speaking I cannot contain my excitement. Shenzhen Innovation Lab, Seeed Studio and India Open Data Association together are organizing a Hackathon event on Environment Monitoring.  Environmental concern is becoming a global pandemic and it is time for all of us to […]

Order AirOwl and Start Sharing Now

Order AirOwl and Start Sharing Now

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Device, Open-Data | No Comments

Time to get the owl. Time to contribute for change. Air pollution is one of the most pandemic and rising environment problem, not just for India but globally as well. The solutions cannot be created unless and until the gravity of the situation is assessed and for assessment we require the right kind of devices that […]

Is the DIY Ecosystem Ready To Scale?

Is the DIY Ecosystem Ready To Scale?

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Event | No Comments

Shenzen, China – June 2015 Ulrike Reinhard, one of our consultants of this project, went to Shenzen Maker Faire in June 2015. This Maker Faire was initiated a few years ago by SEEED studio, our hardware partner. SEEED is the biggest open hardware platform (online) in the world and also the biggest driver of DIY […]

Why Open Data?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Open-Data | No Comments

Open data, especially open government data, is a tremendous resource that as yet is largely untapped. India’s government has just started to embrace this open world and this is a particularly significant move given the quantity and centrality of the data it collects, but also because most government data is deemed public data by law, […]

Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Kumbh Mela | No Comments

The Kumbh Mela has been described as the biggest conglomeration of humans on the planet. Holy men, called sadhus, swamis and maharajs come to the designated city on designated dates determined by astrology to bathe in the rivers, since this is supposed to purify the soul. Legend has it that in mythological times, during a […]

Environment Monitoring Kits

Environment Monitoring Kits

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Device | No Comments

Our Environment Monitoring Kits (EMK) include an ARDUINO board and the following sensors to measure temperature, humidity, pressure, oxygen, carbon dioxide, air quality, dust (PPM), multi gas (Ammonia, NO2, CO), UV and sound. Every component is open source hardware. We assembled them and the current data is sent via SIM card to the server. Some […]

Getting ready for launch

Getting ready for launch

Our team arrived back in Nashik on August 23, 2015 to get the environment boxes assembled and installed all over Nashik, and to launch this website. The schedule was tough since we’ve faced huge problems getting all the components in from our vendor SEEED in China. Custom clearings – mildly speaking – was a desaster. […]