This week we took part in the Airckathon. A hackathon to make use of public data on the air quality in Brussels. We are thrilled to share the news that we won it through our project of a lamp that conveys information on air quality through a spinning light wheel. It fetches the data on Luftdaten API and transforms it into a light pattern to know when it is safe to do sport outside and raise general awareness about this problem.
We called it Canari to remember 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.