This Foobot air quality monitor is a very cool device. I purchased it from a seller on ebay for about half of retail. It is an easily set up device using a smart phone app. It comes in an orange package and orange is the led color for low air quality.
- Realtime air quality reading on the device with classy LED lights
- Tracks harmful indoor pollutants: VOCs, PM2.5, and CO2 (derived from VOC), Temperature, Humidity
- Automate good air within your smart home: Foobot can trigger other devices when pollution level rises
- Works with Nest, Ecobee, Amazon Echo, IFTTT and more
- Made for iOS (8 or later) and Android (4 or later) – Compatible with WiFi 2.4GHz
- One of the rare home air quality meter showing all your data over time, since day 1
- Multi-room monitoring
- Actionable tips to improve your indoor air quality
- *Fast email support* available 16 hours a day from Monday to Friday (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have installed the foobot in the living area and it reads our air quality data and reports it on my iphone. The iphone must be connected to wifi to see the readings. I’m using IFTTT to send the information to google spreadsheets on my google account. The system needs a few days, they say about a week to acclimate itself to the location and collect more accurate data.
These are some of my early readings.
There is a general pollution level reading (19 GREAT) and three individual readings; particulate matter, CO2 and VOC’s.
The historical data can be listed by minute, hour, day or week.
The data downloaded into the Google spreadsheets has this information in it.
I use formulas to tease more information from the original columns. Changing the time to Mountain Standard and the temperature to Fahrenheit.
Since the living area Nest is also wired to the ERV boost, the Foobot can send a signal to Nest whenever it detects whatever limits on one or more of the readings that have been set up in IFTTT. Currently I only have it set to start the ventilation for the default number of minutes set for fan on the Nest. I have the Nest set to 30 minutes. The Foobot is set to turn on ventilation when the combined level on the global pollution scale exceeds 50.