Actinius' Environmental Sensor FeatherWing Measures Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, and Air Quality

Feather-compatible environmental sensor add-on also includes a Grove connector for use with any I2C-compatible microcontroller.

Gareth Halfacree
17 days ago β€’ Sensors
The FeatherWing boasts a range of on-board sensors. (πŸ“·: Actinius)

Actinius has announced the impending release of its Environmental Sensor FeatherWing, designed to add air quality monitoring capabilities β€” including eCOβ‚‚ and TVOC β€” to any FeatherWing- or Grove-compatible development board.

"Measure air quality and other metrics with ease," Actinius writes of the upcoming design. "Using the onboard sensors and the libraries added to the Zephyr OS, you can introduce Air Quality and other environmental metrics to your application in a jiff! Add the sensor to any FeatherWing compatible board of choice (such as the [Actinius] Icarus), in order to start gathering data while keeping the overall board size to a minimum.

"Use the FeatherWing with our Icarus board and benefit from using ready-to-use firmware without needing to download, develop or build the firmware yourself (coming soon). Modest in power requirements, the sensors on the FeatherWing enable use-cases that involve small-sized and portable, battery powered devices."

The compact expansion board, which can be connected to a Feather-format microcontroller as a FeatherWing expansion or to a Grove- or I2C-compatible board using the on-board Grove connector, is based on the Bosch BME280 temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure sensor, the AMS CCS8811 digital gas sensor, Texas Instruments OPT3002 light-to-digital sensor, and the Silicon Labs Si7060-00-IV digital temperature sensor. A microSD slot provides on-board storage for data capture.

More information, though not yet a data sheet, is available on the official product page, where the board is available to pre-order priced at €49.50 excluding VAT (around $54.) The first shipments are scheduled for the second week of December, the company has confirmed.

Gareth Halfacree
Freelance journalist, technical author, hacker, tinkerer, erstwhile sysadmin. For hire: freelance@halfacree.co.uk.
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