This week we took part in the Airckathon. A hackathon to make use of public data on the air quality in Brussels. We are really happy to share the news that we won it through our project of a lamp that conveys information on the quality of air through a spinning light wheel. It fetches the data on Luftdaten API and transform it into a light pattern so people can know when it is safe to do sport outside and to raise general awareness about this problem.
We called it Canari, as a remembrance of when birds warned coal-miners of bad air-quality in the mines.
We received the prize from professor Lena Weissert from the University of Auckland.