Beijing has been severely criticized by World Health Organization because of its high level of particular matter. Students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Carnegie Mellon University have launched a project, Float, to monitor the air quality in Beijing.
Kites with Arduino based pollution sensing modules, will be released in the air that will inherit LEDs to signal (with its Red, Yellow, Green) the level of pollutants up there. The project is not only an act of science but also of art, which would exhibit a charming sight as well as serving the major cause.
Albeit, the local government has never appreciated such movements or project it still has crossed its expected fund-raising at Kickstarter, from $2,500 to $44,559.
Xiaowei Wang and Deren Guler, two minds behind Float, have relied on a kitemaster from Henan to make them a prototype with which they will be launching the first workshop on July 28.