The Pods are an innovative technology designed by Mike Hannigan's Research Group at the University of Colorado Boulder through the support of the  AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network Education and Outreach Team. The purpose of the Pods is to create low cost air quality monitoring technologies for not only the use of the research team, but also for the use and education of the community. These Pods are very versatile and can be used inside as well as outside and may be used for stationary monitoring or can be battery powered for mobile monitoring. These Pods measure various pollutants including: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, total volatile organic compounds, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone. The Pods also measure temperature, relative humidity, wind data, and have GPS. The sensors that are used are a combination of metal oxide semi-conductors, electrochemical, and non-dispersive infrared.