Smart Citizen Kit: Hacking and knowledge sharing

Appril, Waag and Sensemake.rs organize a DIY meetup about the Smart Citizen Kit and the app. With hands-on research about the technical issues, obstacles and additional features. The goal of the meetup is to discuss, share knowledge and gain best practices. This event will be mainly in English.

The Smart Citizen Kit, developed at Fab Lab Barcelona, measures the pollution of the living environment by measuring toxic pollution of CO and NO², temperature, humidity, light intensity and noise levels. With a suitable enclosure, the 1.1 version of the kit can be placed outdoors, near a window or balcony.

The kit exists of an open source hardware device, a website where the data is collected, an API and a mobile app. 100 kits were given to the Amsterdam community as a social and technical experiment. The kits were distributed by Waag, Amsterdam Smart City and the Amsterdam Economic Board. By giving individuals the tools to conduct research themselves, we expect an increased involvement in the immediate environment based on real data. The project Smart Citizen Kit Amsterdam studies how this works in practice.

The developers of the kit are present via a videoconferencing set at Fab Lab Barcelona.


  • The critical issues in relation to the Smart Citizen Kit
  • Data quality: calibration of sensors
  • Data quality: making an extension of high-end sensors for the smart citizen kit
  • Data quality: making a calibration kit
  • AQE: integrating the egg into the smart citizen platform (firmware and platform integration)
  • Growing the community: better tools, discussions and keep the project evolving

20.00 Welcome by Jonathan Carter (Sensemake.rs)
20.05 Introduction by Dorien Zandbergen
20.20 Tomas Diez (Fablab Barcelona) about the Smart Citizen Kit & the aim of the project
20.30 Waag about the Smart Citizen Kit in Amsterdam
20.40 Tomas Diez about design choices and technical issues
20.50 Discussion, feedback and/or hands-on session
22.30 Closing


Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam