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Projects in action

Air Quality Sensors

KC Digital Drive, working with a group of community partners, is putting up an array of sensors across Kansas City that will be used to measure air quality microclimates and detect pollution sources.  Through a partnership with US Ignite and funded by a National Science Foundation grant, KC Digital Drive received 50 air quality sensors that measure temperature, humidity, and particles (PM 2.5).  As a citizen science project, residents in the targeted area will be able to participate by having a sensor on their property. A visualization map of the data received from the sensors will be available to the public.  

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Smart Gigabit Communities

On a foundation enabled by the Smart Gigabit Communities grant, we’re in the second year of a three-year program that’s built around two goals: building at least two gigabit apps per year, and establishing a Digital Town Square that connects next-generation network resources within the metro area to keep gigabit traffic local and between other gigabit communities.

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Digital Week / 1 Week KC

KC Digital Drive, the KC Coalition for Digital Inclusion (KCCDI), and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) have coordinated to host three complementary events focused on the digital future of cities. Digital Week will bring delegates and attendees from around the country for a focused week of learning and connecting in Kansas City. There are a mix of free and paid events with a variety of topics and target audiences, and we’ve included a number of opportunities for Kansas Citians to interact with our out-of-town attendees, to participate in Kansas City’s leadership role in these critical conversations.

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KC Digital Media Lab

Transcending traditional library boundaries, KCDML equips urban youth with deep technical learning experiences, from audio-video production to virtual reality game design.

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eCard/eCommunity

The KCK Public Library’s eCard program unlocks a wealth of electronic resources that can be accessed on the go.

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Plays

News

Announcing Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality Developer Challenge

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Developer Challenge The Year-Long Series Kicks Off with the Discovery and Design Workshop March 30, 2021 KANSAS CITY – Press Release February 1, 2021 KC Digital Drive’s Solutions Lab, in collaboration with T-Mobile and US Ignite, is announcing an Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Heartland Developer Challenge. This year-long […]

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