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Environmental Monitoring with Arduino

Environmental Monitoring with Arduino Author Emily Gertz
ISBN-10 9781449310561
Release 2012-02-09
Pages 81
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"Watching our world with sensors"--Cover.



Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino

Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino Author Patrick Di Justo
ISBN-10 9781449338145
Release 2012
Pages 76
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Makers around the globe are building low-cost devices to monitor the environment, and with this hands-on guide, so can you. Through succinct tutorials, illustrations, and clear step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to create gadgets for examining the quality of our atmosphere, using Arduino and several inexpensive sensors. Detect harmful gases, dust particles such as smoke and smog, and upper atmospheric haze—substances and conditions that are often invisible to your senses. You’ll also discover how to use the scientific method to help you learn even more from your atmospheric tests. Get up to speed on Arduino with a quick electronics primer Build a tropospheric gas sensor to detect carbon monoxide, LPG, butane, methane, benzene, and many other gases Create an LED Photometer to measure how much of the sun’s blue, green, and red light waves are penetrating the atmosphere Build an LED sensitivity detector—and discover which light wavelengths each LED in your Photometer is receptive to Learn how measuring light wavelengths lets you determine the amount of water vapor, ozone, and other substances in the atmosphere Upload your data to Cosm and share it with others via the Internet "The future will rely on citizen scientists collecting and analyzing their own data. The easy and fun gadgets in this book show everyone from Arduino beginners to experienced Makers how best to do that." --Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of Wired magazine, author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution (Crown Business)



Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi Author Charles Bell
ISBN-10 9781430258254
Release 2014-01-23
Pages 372
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Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi teaches you how to build sensor networks with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and XBee radio modules, and even shows you how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a MySQL database server to store your sensor data! First you'll learn about the different types of sensors and sensor networks, including how to build a simple XBee network. Then you'll walk through building an Arduino-based temperature sensor and data collector, followed by building a Raspberry Pi-based sensor node. Next you'll learn different ways to store sensor data, including writing to an SD card, sending data to the cloud, and setting up a Raspberry Pi MySQL server to host your data. You even learn how to connect to and interact with a MySQL database server directly from an Arduino! Finally you'll learn how to put it all together by connecting your Arduino sensor node to your new Raspberry Pi database server. If you want to see how well Arduino and Raspberry Pi can get along, especially to create a sensor network, then Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi is just the book you need.



Arduino Projects to Save the World

Arduino Projects to Save the World Author Emery Premeaux
ISBN-10 9781430236245
Release 2012-01-24
Pages 256
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Arduino Projects to Save the World shows that it takes little more than a few tools, a few wires and sensors, an Arduino board, and a bit of gumption to build devices that lower energy bills, help you grow our own food, monitor pollution in the air and in the ground, even warn you about earth tremors. Arduino Projects to Save the World introduces the types of sensors needed to collect environmental data—from temperature sensors to motion sensors. You'll see projects that deal with energy sources—from building your own power strip to running your Arduino board on solar panels so you can actually proceed to build systems that help, for example, to lower your energy bills. Once you have some data, it's time to put it to good use by publishing it online as you collect it; this book shows you how. The core of this book deals with the Arduino projects themselves: Account for heat loss using a heat loss temperature sensor array that sends probes into every corner of your house for maximum measurement. Monitor local seismic activity with your own seismic monitor. Keep your Arduino devices alive in the field with a solar powered device that uses a smart, power-saving design. Monitor your data and devices with a wireless radio device; place your sensors where you like without worrying about wires. Keep an eye on your power consumption with a sophisticated power monitor that records its data wherever you like. Arduino Projects to Save the World teaches the aspiring green systems expert to build environmentally-sound, home-based Arduino devices. Saving the world, one Arduino at a time. Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.



Building a Home Security System with Arduino

Building a Home Security System with Arduino Author Jorge R. Castro
ISBN-10 9781785283802
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 132
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Design, build and maintain a home security system with Arduino Uno About This Book Learn what a security system is, how it works and create one for yourself Develop a security system by setting up security cameras and motion detector systems Manage and analyze all the data collected by the sensors from the security system, using a graphical application Who This Book Is For This book is for novice programmers and hobbyists who want to understand how Arduino can be used to program a home security system as well as to those who want to delve deeper into the world of Arduino. What You Will Learn Run cables and electricity to support home security infrastructure Connect Arduino to your programming environment Learn to interact with output devices – alarms, locks, shutters Understand different parts of electronics circuit (MOSFET, resistor, capacitor) Integrate home monitoring and security notifications with monitoring systems Use logical level shifter with Arduino to send and receive data to and from Raspberry PI In Detail Arduino is an open source micro-controller built on a single circuit board that is capable of receiving sensory input from the environment and controlling interactive physical objects. It is also a development environment that allows the writing of software to the board, and is programmed in the Arduino programming language. It is used for a variety of different purposes and projects, from simple projects such as building a thermostat, to more advanced ones such as robotics, web servers, seismographs, home security systems and synthesizers. This book will demonstrate how the Arduino can be used to develop a highly connected home security system by mobilizing a network of sensors which can feed alerts back to an Arduino when alarms are triggered. You will know the current state of security systems, well supported by the designs that fit best for your environment. Also, we will see some current technologies such as NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and will finally create a complete web interface that will allow us to remotely manage our system, and even send daily bulletins with the summary of activity. Towards the end, we'll develop a wireless home security system by setting up security cameras and motion detectors (door and gate trips, temperature sensors). We will then set up a centralized remote access hub (powered by the Arduino) that allows sensors to connect to the wireless home network that can be viewed and interacted by the user. Style and approach A step-by-step guide with numerous examples focusing on providing the practical skills required to build home security applications using Arduino.



Making Things Talk

Making Things Talk Author Tom Igoe
ISBN-10 9781449392437
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 470
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Provides instructions for building thirty-three projects that interact with the physical world, including a stuffed monkey video game controller and a battery powered GPS that reports its location over Bluetooth.



Getting Started with UDOO

Getting Started with UDOO Author Emanuele Palazzetti
ISBN-10 9781784398446
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 206
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If you are an Android developer who wants to learn how to use UDOO to build Android applications that are capable of interacting with their surrounding environment, then this book is ideal for you. Learning UDOO is the next great step to start building your first real-world prototypes powered by the Android operating system.



Arduino Projects to Save the World

Arduino Projects to Save the World Author Apress L. P.
ISBN-10
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 250
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Arduino Projects to Save the World shows that it takes little more than a few tools, a few wires and sensors, an Arduino board, and a bit of gumption to build devices that lower energy bills, help you grow our own food, monitor pollution in the air and in the ground, even warn you about earth tremors. Arduino Projects to Save the World introduces the types of sensors needed to collect environmental data from temperature sensors to motion sensors. You'll see projects that deal with energy sources from building your own power strip to running your Arduino board on solar panels so you can actually proceed to build systems that help, for example, to lower your energy bills. Once you have some data, it's time to put it to good use by publishing it online as you collect it; this book shows you how. The core of this book deals with the Arduino projects themselves: Account for heat loss using a heat loss temperature sensor array that sends probes into every corner of your house for maximum measurement. Monitor local seismic activity with your own seismic monitor. Keep your Arduino devices alive in the field with a solar powered device that uses a smart, power-saving design. Monitor your data and devices with a wireless radio device; place your sensors where you like without worrying about wires. Keep an eye on your power consumption with a sophisticated power monitor that records its data wherever you like. Arduino Projects to Save the World teaches the aspiring green systems expert to build environmentally-sound, home-based Arduino devices. Saving the world, one Arduino at a time. Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color."



Arduino Building LED and Espionage Projects

Arduino  Building LED and Espionage Projects Author Adith Jagdish Boloor
ISBN-10 9781787124530
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 495
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Find out how to transform your Arduino device into an awesome secret agent gadget with this course, taking in everything from robotics to remote control cameras About This Book This course won't just teach you. It will help you apply your knowledge so you can get creative – quickly! Find out how to make a computer interact with the real-world – you'll be learning the basics of IoT without realizing it. Robots. A sound controlled Christmas tree. This course proves anything is possible with an Arduino! Who This Book Is For Seeking inspiration? This course will help you get creative with your Arduino quickly. What You Will Learn Find out how to explore the full potential of your tiny Arduino Find out how to bridge the gap between the real world and software, as you gather and visualize data from the environment Create simple servers to allow communication to occur Transform your Arduino into a GPS tracker Use the Arduino to monitor top secret data Build a complete spy robot! In Detail An Arduino might be a tiny computer but it can be used as the foundation for a huge range of projects. In this course, we'll show you how just some of the projects that are possible with an Arduino. From robotics to secret agent gadgets, we're pretty confident that this course will get you thinking creatively – and inspire you to create your very own new projects using the Arduino hacking skills you learn. This course, combines both text and video content – it's made up of three modules to help organize your learning. In the first module we'll show you how to build three different Arduino projects. All of these will not only get you up and running with something practical, they'll also help you better understand how the Arduino works. Find out how to develop a home automation system and even build a robot! In the second module we'll go one step further to help you get creative as you learn how to program LEDs with your Arduino. You'll find out how to build a mood lamp and a remote-controlled TV backlight, before going on to make a sound controlled LED Christmas tree that makes use of sound visualization. Finally, the third module takes you from stylish design into espionage, as you learn how to create neat secret agent gadgets with your Arduino. Find out how to build an alarm system, a fingerprint sensor, even open a lock with a text message. And that's not all – but to find out more you'll have to dive in! This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Arduino By Example by Adith Jagadish Boloor Arduino BLINK Blueprints by Samarth Shah, Utsav Shah Arduino for Secret Agents by Marco Shwartz Style and approach Combining both video and text and built from some of Packt's very best Arduino content, this course comprises of three modules covering a range of projects. It's completely focused on helping the user get creative as quickly as possible so they can explore what's possible with Arduino themselves.



Make Sensors

Make  Sensors Author Tero Karvinen
ISBN-10 9781449368067
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 400
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Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating system running on that device.You'll learn about touch sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetic sensors, as well as temperature, humidity, and gas sensors.



Beginning NFC

Beginning NFC Author Tom Igoe
ISBN-10 9781449324117
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 246
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Jump into the world of Near Field Communications (NFC), the fast-growing technology that lets devices in close proximity exchange data, using radio signals. With lots of examples, sample code, exercises, and step-by-step projects, this hands-on guide shows you how to build NFC applications for Android, the Arduino microcontroller, and embedded Linux devices. You’ll learn how to write apps using the NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) in PhoneGap, Arduino, and node.js that help devices read messages from passive NFC tags and exchange data with other NFC-enabled devices. If you know HTML and JavaScript, you’re ready to start with NFC. Dig into NFC’s architecture, and learn how it’s related to RFID Write sample apps for Android with PhoneGap and its NFC plugin Dive into NDEF: examine existing tag-writer apps and build your own Listen for and filter NDEF messages, using PhoneGap event listeners Build a full Android app to control lights and music in your home Create a hotel registration app with Arduino, from check-in to door lock Write peer-to-peer NFC messages between two Android devices Explore embedded Linux applications, using examples on Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone



Building Wireless Sensor Networks Using Arduino

Building Wireless Sensor Networks Using Arduino Author Matthijs Kooijman
ISBN-10 9781784397159
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 192
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Leverage the powerful Arduino and XBee platforms to monitor and control your surroundings About This Book Build your own low-power, wireless network using ready-made Arduino and XBee hardware Create a complex project using the Arduino prototyping platform A guide that explains the concepts and builds upon them with the help of examples to form projects Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at embedded system developers and hobbyists who have some working knowledge of Arduino and who wish to extend their projects using wireless connectivity. What You Will Learn Interact with XBee boards using the XCTU program on Windows, OS X, or Linux Make your Arduino boards communicate wirelessly, using XBee modules in the advanced API mode Centrally collect and store measured sensor data, in the cloud or your own database Connect the coordinator Arduino to the Internet and send data to web services Control your environment automatically, based on sensor input from your network Interact with off-the-shelf ZigBee Home Automation devices Make your devices battery-powered and let them sleep to get months or even years of battery life In Detail Arduino has been established as the de facto standard microcontroller programming platform, being used for one-off do-it-yourself projects as well as prototypes for actual products. By providing a myriad of libraries, the Arduino community has made it very easy to interact with pretty much any piece of hardware out there. XBee offers a great range of low-power wireless solutions that are easy to work with, by taking all of the complexity of wireless (mesh) networking out of your hands and letting you focus on what to send without worrying about the how. Building wireless sensor networks is cost-effective as well as efficient as it will be done with Arduino support. The book starts with a brief introduction to various wireless protocols, concepts, and the XBee hardware that enables their use. Then the book expands to explain the Arduino boards to you, letting them read and send sensor data, collect that data centrally, and then even control your home from the Internet. Moving further more advanced topics such as interacting through the standard Zigbee Home Automation protocol, or making your application power-efficient are covered. By the end of the book, you will have all the tools needed to build complete, real-world solutions. Style and approach A hands-on guide, featuring a single home automation project that can be built as described or with endless variations. Every step is illustrated with complete examples and screenshots, allowing you to build the examples swiftly.



Arduino Cookbook

Arduino Cookbook Author Michael Margolis
ISBN-10 9781449313876
Release 2011-12-12
Pages 699
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Presents an introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform.



ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook

ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook Author Marco Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781787283558
Release 2017-04-27
Pages 268
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Exploring the low cost WiFi module About This Book Leverage the ESP8266's on-board processing and storage capability Get hand- on experience of working on the ESP8266 Arduino Core and its various libraries A practical and enticing recipe-based book that will teach you how to make your environment smart using the ESP8266 Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at IOT enthusiasts who are well versed with electronics concepts and have a very basic familiarity with the ESP8266. Some experience with programming will be an advantage. What You Will Learn Measure data from a digital temperature and humidity sensor using the ESP8266 Explore advanced ESP8266 functionalities Control devices from anywhere in the world using MicroPython Troubleshoot issues with cloud data monitoring Tweet data from the Arduino board Build a cloud-connected power-switch with the ESP8266 Create an ESP8266 robot controlled from the cloud In Detail The ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module is a self contained System on Chip (SOC) with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and can give any microcontroller access to your Wi-Fi network. It is capable of either hosting an application or offloading all Wi-Fi networking functions from another application processor. This book contains practical recipes that will help you master all ESP8266 functionalities. You will start by configuring and customizing the chip in line with your requirements. Then you will focus on core topics such as on-board processing, sensors, GPIOs, programming, networking, integration with external components, and so on. We will also teach you how to leverage Arduino using the ESP8266 and you'll learn about its libraries, file system, OTA updates, and so on. The book also provide recipes on web servers, testing, connecting with the cloud, and troubleshooting techniques. Programming aspects include MicroPython and how to leverage it to get started with the ESP8266. Towards the end, we will use these concepts and create an interesting project (IOT). By the end of the book, readers will be proficient enough to use the ESP8266 board efficiently. Style and approach This recipe-based book will teach you to build projects using the ESP8266.



Arduino by Example

Arduino by Example Author Adith Jagadish Boloor
ISBN-10 9781785287114
Release 2015-09-14
Pages 242
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Design and build fantastic projects and devices using the Arduino platform About This Book Explore the different sensors that can be used to improve the functionality of the Arduino projects Program networking modules in conjunction with Arduino to make smarter and more communicable devices A practical guide that shows you how to utilize Arduino to create practical, useful projects Who This Book Is For This book is an ideal choice for hobbyists or professionals who want to create quick and easy projects with Arduino. As a prerequisite, readers must have a working Arduino system and some programming background, ideally in C/C++. Basic knowledge of Arduino is helpful but not required to follow along with this book. What You Will Learn Understand and utilize the capabilities of the Arduino Integrate sensors to gather environmental data and display this information in meaningful ways Add modules such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi that allow the Arduino to communicate and send data between devices Create simple servers to allow communication to occur Build automated projects including robots while learning complex algorithms to mimic biological locomotion Implement error handling to make programs easier to debug and look more professional Integrate powerful programming tools and software such as Python and Processing to broaden the scope of what the Arduino can achieve Practice and learn basic programming etiquette In Detail Arduino an opensource physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. The opensource Arduino software (IDE) makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other opensource software. With the growing interest in home-made, weekend projects among students and hobbyists alike, Arduino offers an innovative and feasible platform to create projects that promote creativity and technological tinkering. Arduino by Example is a project-oriented guide to help you fully utilize the power of one of the world's most powerful open source platforms, Arduino. This book demonstrates three projects ranging from a home automation project involving your lighting system to a simple robotic project to a touch sensor project. You will first learn the basic concepts such as how to get started with the Arduino, and as you start building the project, you will develop the practical skills needed to successfully build Arduino powered projects that have real-life implications. The complexity of the book slowly increases as you complete a project and move on to the next. By the end of this book, you will be able to create basic projects and utilize the elements used in the examples to construct your own devices. Style and approach This book follows a project-oriented approach, with multiple images and plenty of code to help you build your projects easily. The book uses a tutorial-based methodology where the concepts are first explained and then implemented to help you develop the projects.



Distributed Network Data

Distributed Network Data Author Alasdair Allan
ISBN-10 9781449360269
Release 2013
Pages 154
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Build your own distributed sensor network to collect, analyze, and visualize real-time data about our human environment—including noise level, temperature, and people flow. With this hands-on book, you’ll learn how to turn your project idea into working hardware, using the easy-to-learn Arduino microcontroller and off-the-shelf sensors. Authors Alasdair Allan and Kipp Bradford walk you through the entire process, from prototyping a simple sensor node to performing real-time analysis on data captured by a deployed multi-sensor network. Demonstrated at recent O’Reilly Strata Conferences, the future of distributed data is already here. If you have programming experience, you can get started immediately. Wire up a circuit on a breadboard, and use the Arduino to read values from a sensor Add a microphone and infrared motion detector to your circuit Move from breadboard to prototype with Fritzing, a program that converts your circuit design into a graphical representation Simplify your design: learn use cases and limitations for using Arduino pins for power and grounding Build wireless networks with XBee radios and request data from multiple sensor platforms Visualize data from your sensor network with Processing or LabVIEW



Arduino Projects to Save the World Premeaux Evans 2011

Arduino Projects to Save the World  Premeaux   Evans  2011 Author Technology in Action (TIA)
ISBN-10
Release 2011-07-11
Pages 251
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Preface In the year following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, I have been fortunate enough to be able to work alongside some incredible people in the open source community, doing extraordinary things. By now I am sure you are all well aware that the tsunami caused severe damage to the Fukushima daiichi (number 1) power plant. When the backup generators were swamped by the waves, the reactors began melting down. Almost overnight, the cost of Geiger counters and Geiger-muller tubes skyrocketed. The price hike was not limited to Japan. A lack of ready supplies of Geiger counters caused a global price shock. The Japanese government began radiation tests almost as quickly as the news pundits started making comparisons to Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. It quickly became apparent to the hacker community that a few spot measurements taken outside government office buildings once a week were not going to cut it. Not that the Japanese government failed to step in and do its job, but until now the standard practices within the nuclear energy industry were limited to stationary sensors and limited readings. Essentially, the book would have to be rewritten. Only a few days after the quake, a few Tokyo HackerSpace members braved the dangers and ventured out to the space to have our usual meeting. Right away we began brainstorming ideas as to how we could help, by applying our technical skills to the current disasters (it was in fact multiple disasters). We got to work on solar-powered cell phone chargers, international pleas for donations and supplies, and coordinating with volunteers to provide crash space, food, and equipment for their trips up north. In the first week, radiation was definately at the top of everyone’s list. About that time, Pieter Franken made contact with a group of people in the U.S., willing to set up and host a data server for collecting radiation data. In the beginning they could only aggregate all the independent sensors registered on sites such as Patchube, as well as independent servers. Even so, they quickly developed a radiation map far more sophisticated than anything the government could come up with. The advantage was many distributed sensors maintained by enthusiasts, willing to spend a bit of money and sweat to do it. Once the Peter Franken-to-SafeCast-to-Tokyo-HackerSpace connection was made, the project exploded in scope. Akiba, one of our star members in the field of wireless sensor networks, quickly mashed up a portable Geiger counter system that logged readings to an SD card every 5 seconds. It does not sound like an amazing feat, but you must keep in mind that up till this point, the best the universities and government could come up with was to send ten people into an area. They each carried a Geiger counter, GPS receiver, camera, marking stick, and a clipboard. They were literally writing down GPS coordinates and timestamps on pieces of paper before jotting down the Geiger reading! Terribly inefficient to say the least. Pieter got hold of the prototype, added his own touches to it, and the bGeigi was born. The bGeigi (or bento geigi; literally “lunchbox Geiger counter”) contains an off-the-shelf, professionally calibrated Geiger counter connected to a wireless Arduino board. The Arduino reads the counts, reads a GPS receiver, and logs all the data to a memory card. In addition, it transmits the Geiger reading to a remote receiver. www.it-ebooks.info ■ PREFACE xvii The concept works like this: The bGeigi is mounted to a car, bus, or bicycle. It is battery powered and takes readings continuously every 5 seconds for up to 12 hours. You simply drive around, taking readings everywhere you go! By now, the SafeCast team has over a million readings throughout northern Japan. One volunteer has vowed to get readings on every street in his town. Even in the early days of the SafeCast project, the resultant data maps were very telling and quite interesting to see evolve. Now that they have more than a million data points, you start to see the radiation cloud effect. As more data comes in, the true fallout pattern becomes more apparent. It’s like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, only without seeing the box cover. So you really don’t know what you will have till it’s done. Each new puzzle piece reveals surprising perspective. The team has not limited themselves to only road data. They make regular stops at homes, office parks, train stations, and other high-traffic areas. In fact, once the first bGeigi was complete, their first order of business was to collect readings in and around every public school in the affected areas. Children were the first priority. Through these field studies they have learned some interesting lessons about how radiation settles in and around a home. Certain materials are more prone to retaining radioactive materials. Areas around drainpipes often contain the highest concentrations (don’t let your pets play or drink in the puddles). A very interesting experiment involved measuring a family’s yard soil before and after an attempt at cleaning up. They shoveled and bagged the first few centemeters of half their yard, then took readings on both areas. The results were significant. The undisturbed soil had readings that were highly disturbing (do a search for SafeCast on YouTube for the shock of a lifetime). The simple act of bagging the top soil had an incredibly positive affect. Unfortunately, other parts of the new home were contaminated in ways that were much more difficult to clean up, and the family felt their best option was to move. The SafeCast model is the best example of citizen data in action. Individuals came together, applied open source thinking and tools to a national problem, and arrived at a solution that far outperformed the hertofore existing solutions. Their open and public data was at first debated and downplayed by some members of the scientific community, only to be fully backed by Keiyo University (one of the top three universities in Japan). This “unorganized,” “scientifically questionable,” non-corporate, all-volunteer organization is currently deploying the largest radiation network in Japan. Until recently, funding was entirely private donations. With the backing of Keiyo and a few corporations that shall remain nameless, this group of concerned citizens is now providing reliable and consistant data to the scientific community and the public. Eventually the government adopted a similar solution of high data rate mobile automated logging. Imitation is the best form of flattery. All of our current models and understanding of the environment are based on a limited data set. We make grand predictions based on isolated sensors taking readings once a day. Our models can only get more accurate as we exponentially increase the number of sensors out there collecting data. But it is absolutely critical that this data be open. Perhaps more important is that we enable each individual to participate in the collection process. The Arduino is perfectly situated to make this happen. As it becomes more acceptable for normal everyday people to be mobile science stations, smart phones will fill the role of data collector. The next step for the bGeigi? The smart phone iGeigi. Then the world.