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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Seismograph Built From A Raspberry Pi

This Raspberry Pi Seismograph Detects Vibrations from Earthquakes to Footsteps (+Video)

James Vincent | August 18, 2016

In the same way that apps augment the abilities of smartphones, people keep on coming up with new gizmos to make the pocket-sized Raspberry Pi even more useful. The latest is a personal seismographer named the Raspberry Shake that's currently raising funds on Kickstarter. With the Shake, you get a sensor that can record anything from earthquakes hundreds of miles away to footsteps in the room next door. All the early bird pledges have gone, but you can still get yourself a 
"The Raspberry Shake is for any person who would like to 'see' the vibrations that are all around us but are generally not felt," says the Kickstarter blurb. "Any felt vibration whether it is a truck or a tremor will be detected by your Raspberry Shake."

"Raspberry Shake is a single channel electronically extended 4.5 Hz geophone with an 18 bit digitizer sampled at 50 sps (samples per second) with the data presented in miniSEED format." Source:
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<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (Raspberry Shake Your Personal Seismograph. Will be funded on August 19, 2016) and (Raspberry Shake - Your Personal Seismograph)>

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