Sensirion Gas/Temp/Humidity Sensor Kit

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The Sensirion Environmental Sensor Shield (ESS) is a sensor shield that features our SHTC1 humidity and temperature sensor along with a SGP30 total VOC and CO2eq sensor. It has been designed to be used with any reference design that supports I2C, and follows the Arduino footprint, which has been adapted by a lot of reference designs and development kits.

Connecting the ESS

For boards using the Arduino footprint, the board can simply be plugged in by aligning the pin headers and pushing down. For boards that don’t follow the Arduino footprint, there’s two possibilities: the first it to use an adapter board (those are available for example for Raspberry Pi, or 96boards), or simply to use four cables and connect the four pins on the back of the ESS to the corresponding ports on the reference design. The pins are labelled on the back of the ESS, and represent the I2C signal, i.e. VCC, SCL, SDA and GND. The ESS can work with both 3.3V and 5V designs.


Additional Information



Important Dates

Enrollment Begin: Jan 10 2020

Enrollment Ends: Feb 10 2020

RoadTesters Selected: Feb 12 2020

Product Shipped: Feb 13 2020

RoadTesting Begins: Feb 20 2020

Reminder/Update Email: Mar 20 2020*

Submit Reviews By: Apr 20 2020*


*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


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Terms and Conditions


Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern the Sensirion Environmental Sensor Shield RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

Sensirion Environmental Sensor Shield

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on Feb 10 2020

Announcement of Winner (estimated): Feb 14 2020


Prize: Sensirion Environmental Sensor Shield

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site:

Site or element14 Community:

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly.

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

2.2.3 Will be deemed to have read, accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms. Applicants are advised to print and keep safe these Terms;

2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

2.2.6 Grants the Organiser the right to use his or her likeness, photographs, logos, trademarks, audio or video recordings without restriction for the purposes of Contest or the promotion of it or the Site;

2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest;

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms will affect any Liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (in the event that any entrant is entitled to claim rights under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for the Organiser to exclude or to attempt to exclude its Liability.

4.3 Subject to 4.2, neither the Organiser, any parent company nor any subsidiary of the Organiser or such parent company or any of their directors, officers and employees (together referred to in these terms and the ‘Associates’) makes any guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Competition or the Prizes potentially available under it. Neither the Organiser nor any of its Associates shall be responsible for any Liability that may arise out of or in connection with person’s participation in this Competition, the claiming, redemption or value of any prizes under it, the use or enjoyment of such prizes or any events or circumstances arising out of or in connection with any of them. Any implied warranties of condition, merchantability or suitability or fitness for purpose of any of them are hereby expressly excluded. Wherever used in these Terms, ‘Liability’ shall mean any and all costs, expenses, claims, damages, actions, proceedings, demands, losses and other liabilities (including legal fees and costs on a full indemnity basis) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the matter concerned.

5.1 The RoadTest is organised and sponsored by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to delegate all or any of its powers, rights and obligations arising in relation to the RoadTest to any Associate and certain such rights and powers are assumed by the Organiser on behalf of itself and each Associate. Reference to “Organiser” shall be deemed to include reference to each Associate.

5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Reviews for this Roadtest
Comment List

Top Comments

  • Would love to read about those projects. Maybe tell him about all the great roadtests on currently with the RPi...I think there were three different ones when I last looked in RoadTests & Reviews

  • one of them has even set up a bunch of home automation with a raspberry pi, He also did a lot of c++ embedded programming for manufacturing equipment. It seems like he'd really like it here, but I haven't convinced him to even take a look

  • As mentioned above this seems like a great roadtest to undertake. I recently commented about why another board had so few applications and pointed out it was likely due to the learning curve of new software, but this board couldn't be easier. Its I2C on an Arduino....a quick internet search would throw up many useful code snippets to allow the data to be displayed simply on an LCD display. After that basic start the project can just grow in complexity (and fun and learning)


    Maybe it is down to time of year ? Very strange though (and disappointing seeing that application you posted).

  • I too have told many likeminded friends and colleagues about E14 and, unless they have joined but don't want to tell me, I believe they still haven't. I asked a few and they said they weren't interested in doing this sort of thing in their own time, but in the same conversation they stress how I know so much about the latest techniques and developments !

  • What you say is true. I have been told that before. But my issue is what characterisitics describe or predict a reliable roadtester: frequent logging in and participating is at the top of the list.


    It's something I pay close attention to when I recommend roadtesters. I have years of data to support that an active member who logs in regularly completes his reviews. If I do not see someone logging in for , say, 3 months, and has not participated at all during that period, it's a hard sell to a sponsor to select that person as a roadtester, because the person appears disengaged. This has become more important because I have moved the program from roadtesting inexpensive dev boards to (at times) very expensive test equipment. I will be launching next week a roadtest worth thousands of dollars.


    Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you made it.


    I value your participation in the element14 community.


    Randall Scasny

    RoadTest Program Manager

  • I don't know about others, but I am signed up for email delivery of all roadtest posts.  I don't have to log in to see them.  If a new roadtest looks interesting, I will click on the link and take a look at it, but that does not require logging in, either.  For the most part, I don't log in unless I have something to say (which isn't often).  - Ed

  • jeez. seriously? I guess they weren't surprised at not getting picked i have urged other friends who are software developers that tinker with electronics to come here and check out the knowledge as well as contests and other ways to interact, and so far none of them have

  • its an awesome board I still tinker with mine from the previous roadtest and environment sensing is so much fun and this board paired with a arduino and the minimal heat the arduino provides gives this board more accuracy then most I have tested. So much potential.

  • Leonard,

    I wanted to show you this. Granted it's from another roadtest, but it illustrates how many of the applications I receive are unusable:


    Please provide answers to the following questions. All questions must be answered. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for selection.

    (a) Where did you first learn about this RoadTest (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, element14 website, element14 member, newsletter, etc.)


    (b) Describe your technical background.


    (c) Why did you apply for this particular roadtest?

    Family told me to

    (d) What is your testing procedure or project plan (Be as specific as you can)?

    Stuff that would fit the product not anything certain

    (j) Can you commit to completing testing and review writing on element14 within 60 days from the receipt of the product? (Yes, No, Maybe)


  • Surprising at the lack of response from applicants.. this looks like a very nice product to get going with, plus it is something that I would have thought would be of interest, environment sensing!