Overview

With the PyPortal air quality display stuck to your fridge, you can keep track of the quality of the air you breathe.

Using CircuitPython, this project queries the AirNow site API to find out the current air quality index for your location and displays it along with an informative color.

3D printed case and magnetic backing allow you to mount it to your fridge or other ferrous metal surface.

Note that the Air Quality information used in this tutorial is from https://airnow.gov/ which only provides information for the United States and then only certain geographic areas (by postal Zip Code). If you wish to use this project in other areas, you may have to adapt the project to another data source which is not covered in this guide.

Adafruit PyPortal - CircuitPython Powered Internet Display

PRODUCT ID: 4116
PyPortal, our easy-to-use IoT device that allows you to create all the things for the “Internet of Things” in minutes. Make custom touch screen interface...
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5V 2A Switching Power Supply w/ USB-A Connector

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Our 5V 2A USB power adapter is the perfect choice for powering single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone or anything else that's power hungry! This adapter was...
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USB A/Micro Cable - 2m

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This is your standard USB A-Plug to Micro-USB cable. It's 2 meters long so you'll have plenty of cord to work with for those longer extensions.
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Additional Tools & Materials

You may want to create the optional mounting case for your PyPortal Air Quality Display. For this you'll need:

If you don't have access to a 3D printer you can optionally use an online service such as 3D Hubs to have it printed for you on demand.

Magnetic Pin Back

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These magnetic pin backs have two pieces: a metal bar with adhesive strip and a plastic piece with two strong rare-earth magnets. Affix the metal bar to your FLORA projects-- it's...
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Black Nylon Screw and Stand-off Set – M2.5 Thread

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Totaling 380 pieces, this M2.5 Screw Set is a must-have for your workstation. You'll have enough screws, nuts, and hex standoffs to fuel your maker...
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Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

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The Ultimaker 2+ is one of our favorite 3D printers on the market. It's a well-built open-source compact machine with an excellent UX. Every inch of the...
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PLA Filament for 3D Printers - 2.85mm Diameter - Lilac - 1 Kg

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This guide was first published on Mar 13, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 13, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Jul 22, 2019.