Particle Wave – Using light to reveal air quality and wind

Particle wave is a prototype installation that uses a string of LEDs, sensors, and Arduino microcontroller to reveal spatial and temporal changes in air pollution in the urban environment. The ultimate goal of the project is to create an array of poles that could be installed in vacant lots near freeways or other sources of urban air pollution.


Our first prototype works!

In the future we plan on using more accurate pollution sensors, refining the way that data is expressed through the RGB LEDs, and considering the deployment of similar device throughout the urban fabric instead of solely as a temporary art exhibit.

Team Members:

Joe Burg

Elaine Laguerta

Kyle O’Konis

Grant Saita

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