I would like to build a device to monitor few chemicals (CO, NH3, H2S) and particulate (PM2.5 and 10) in the air. I have been looking online for related sensors and I found that the MQ-X series (CO=MQ7, NH3=MQ136, H2S=MQ136) and SDS011 for PM might be suitable for my case.

In the tutorial (https://tutorials-raspberrypi.com/configure-and-read-out-the-raspberry-pi-gas-sensor-mq-x/) MQ-2 sensor only is being used. Other two components are Analog-to digital convertor (ADC) (8 ports) and Logic-level convertor (LLC) (to cut down the voltage 5 to 3.3).

Would it be possible to build a multi-sensors device with a single a pi? Would I need the same ADC and LLC mentioned in the tutorial only? Which version of pi would you recommend? Sorry for the many questions but I am quite new with raspberry pi and hardware in general. Thank you

  • Hi @diegus, Welcome and nice to meet you. A couple of days ago I played with MQ9 to detect CO quantity. You might like to read my answer and CHAT RECORD of the following question: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/105116/…
    – tlfong01
    Nov 16, 2019 at 15:05
  • Hi @tlfong01 thank you for the info. Sure I'll read it
    – diegus
    Nov 16, 2019 at 15:35
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    Nov 17, 2019 at 11:16


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