MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2014) - Tindie, the online marketplace for indie hardware, announces the launch of the next generation of the AirPi today. AirPi 1.4, an enhanced version of the original award-winning weather and pollution monitoring system, is available exclusively on Tindie.
The first generation of the AirPi is a powerful, low-cost weather station that plugs into the popular computer platform, Raspberry Pi. The original has been a top seller on Tindie since its launch in 2012, making over $30,000 in revenue during the limited time it was available. The second generation is set to triple that, with over $100,000 in pre-orders.
The AirPi was originally developed by a duo of London high school students as part of a competition to invent something using Raspberry Pi, a low-cost Linux computer, to make the world a better place. The AirPi records temperature, humidity, air pressure and light levels, as well as monitors carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, primary pollutants in cities. Pollution in large metropolitan areas is a major concern for many city dwellers, and the AirPi helps provide consumers with timely pollutant information.
"Our original goal in creating AirPi was to provide consumers with accurate data that they couldn't obtain elsewhere," said Tom Hartley, an 18-year-old high school student from London and co-creator of the original AirPi. "The AirPi allows users to send a constant stream of data to the AirPi website, where anyone can log on to see the air quality close to their home."
The AirPi can be used for monitoring the indoor environment of your house and recording data about relative air quality, it also has the capability to add new sensors. There is also space for a GPS module if the owner wants real-time updates on the go. Customers can also add a live stream of pollution data to the cloud. The AirPi is being sold as a kit and comes with step-by-step instructions for easy set up and use.
"We are thrilled to be the exclusive home for the next generation of the AirPi," said Emile Petrone, founder of Tindie. "Tom is a role model for inventors everywhere. By utilizing modern hardware manufacturing techniques with a Raspberry Pi, Tom was able to provide a cutting-edge solution to a very important question -- what is in the air around us?"
More information about the new AirPi, visit https://www.tindie.com/products/tmhrtly/airpi-kit/.
Founded by Emile Petrone in 2012, Tindie is an online marketplace geared towards consumers and hobbyists alike. Dedicated to helping innovative, small businesses Tindie is focused on developing a community where buyers and sellers can find products that inspire. For more information, visit www.tindie.com.