I have heard many instances of deadly fires caused due to methane leakage. So decided to make a project with a thought of detecting methane leaks before hand and stopping such disasters before it happens.
In this Project I made Methane sensing drone using PlutoX and MQ2 sensor.
MQ-2 gas sensor has high sensitvity to Methane, Propane and Hydrogen, also could be used to sense LPG and other combustible steam, it has low cost and suitable for different application.
Integrated this sensor with PlutoX drone and by which I can print on the screen Methane Detected if it detects leak also It can be used to take flight to reach you or drop the Height if it detects Methane over some threshold value just with simple coding you can make the drone do what you want it to do.
This Drone can be easily used to detect other gas just by changing the sensor.
MQ2 - Methane, Butane, LPG, smoke.
MQ3 - Alcohol, Ethanol, smoke.
MQ4 - Methane, CNG Gas
MQ5 - Natural gas, LPG
MQ6 - LPG, butane gas
MQ7 - Carbon Monoxide
MQ8 - Hydrogen Gas
MQ9 - Carbon Monoxide, flammable gasses.
To open drone experimentation to the world, Drona Aviation are crowdfunding for PlutoX on Indiegogo. Support us and help us bring it to life: https://igg.me/at/flyplutox/tinkerers