After the devastating tsunami in 2011, DYIers in Japan built their own devices to detect radiation levels, then posted their finding on the Internet. Right now, thousands of people worldwide are tracking environmental conditions with monitoring devices they’ve built themselves. You can do it too!
This inspiring guide shows you how to use Arduino to create gadgets for measuring noise, weather, electromagnetic interference (EMI), water purity, and more. You’ll also learn how to collect and share your own data, and you can experiment by creating your own variations of the gadgets covered in the book. If you’re new to DIY electronics, the first chapter offers a primer on electronic circuits and Arduino programming.
Gertz is a correspondent for OnEarth Magazine. She has been covering
DIY environmental monitoring since 2004, when she interviewed
engineer-artist Natalie Jeremijenko for Worldchanging.com. Her latest,
on citizen radiation monitoring in Japan, was published by OnEarth
Magazine in April 2011. She has been hands-on with internet
technologies since 1994 as a web producer, community host, and content
strategist. Her articles have appeared in Grist, Dwell, Scientific
American, Popular Mechanics, and more.
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Di Justo is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he writes
the magazine's monthly What's Inside column, and the author of The
Science of Battlestar Galactica (Wiley, October 2010). His work has
appeared in Dwell, Scientific American, Popular Science, The New York
Times, and more. He has worked as a robot programmer for the Federal
Reserve, and knows C, C++, Java, and Processing. He bought his first
Arduino in 2007.
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