We coordinate our actions to Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab; thus, we use their IoT water quality sensor, WaterBot! It helps to gather localized pollution data. #WaterBot #bimatters

The device is a portable pollution detector that citizen scientists can use inside or outside. The machines automatically upload the data to the web to paint a bigger picture of air and water quality in the area.

The WaterBot tests the water quality. One end goes into a water source like a lake or stream. Then it will upload pollution data to the web via a ZigBee-installed module. As a result, everyone who lives near that water source can stay informed. According to the WaterBot website, the data is “collected at a high frequency, allowing the detection of events that are invisible to other types of sensors. The WaterBot Sensor is suitable for field deployment. It has up to 12 months of power life on one set of batteries.”