What could be better than a harsh marine environment to put hardware to the test?
On September 9th, we installed a new radiation sensor for Safecast.org at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab. This sensor connects to a box that runs wizkers.io as an embedded server on a Raspberry Pi, and uses the International Medcom GeigerLink - also designed by the Wizkers.io team - as the sensor interface.
Wizkers.io makes installation of such embedded sensors especially easy, thanks to its Bluetooth Low Energy interface that lets the installer configure all key parameters using a simple Android app, including discovering the IP address of the box.
For this particular installation, Wizkers is streaming the radiation sensor data to the Safecast real time monitoring system that is updated every 5 to 10 minutes, and simultaneously streams to Dweet.io for updates every 30 seconds, including internal CPU temperature.
You can read more about the installation on the Safecast Blog.
We are looking forward to seeing how our hardware and software are doing in this difficult environment!