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The world is SHAKINGGG! You can see it ALL with your very own seismograph! A Home "Science" Monitor with Raspberry Pi technology.
The world is SHAKINGGG! You can see it ALL with your very own seismograph! A Home "Science" Monitor with Raspberry Pi technology.
The world is SHAKINGGG! You can see it ALL with your very own seismograph! A Home "Science" Monitor with Raspberry Pi technology.
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We are back by popular demand with our latest creation - The Raspberry Shake 4D! Pick up the next generation of Raspberry Shake, a personal home Earth monitor combined with IoT technologies made by OSOP, at a HUGE discount!

Our previous Kickstarter campaign was a resounding success- a Kickstarter Staff Pick that overshot its funding goal by 1,400%! Thanks to your support we brought you Raspberry Shake, the world’s smallest professional-grade personal Earth monitoring device.

In recent years we have seen a huge rise in the popularity of home automation and local environmental monitoring devices. Every day, people are using more “Home Science” solutions, such as weather stations, to better understand what affects their local environment. These solutions provide accurate information in real-time. Such home science devices measure what you feel and sense, such as the temperature or air quality. But what about things happening all around you that you don’t notice until perhaps it is too late, like earthquakes? Raspberry Shake deepens your connection to the surrounding environment by measuring local Earth movements, some too small to feel, others big enough to raise an alarm.

Since our last campaign we have listened to your feedback and we have been working nonstop to make the next generation of Raspberry Shake even better. We are proud to introduce the Raspberry Shake 4D.

And don't forget to follow us on social networks (@raspishake): Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

The Raspberry Shake 4D gives people like you the ability to truly observe unseen vibrations that happen all around, as well as the big ones that really shake things up. These Earth movements affect us all in some way or another, the more serious ones hitting the news with increasing frequency. These movements are no longer limited to just “natural” movements such as sinkholes, landslides and earthquakes. Human factors are becoming increasingly more apparent with quarry explosions, nuclear blast testing, deep well waste water injection and fracking, processes that have impacted many of our friends and relatives directly. Recently the Oklahoma Geological Survey acquired 100 Raspberry Shakes for this very reason!

Until now, only government institutions with deep pockets could afford to monitor earthquakes. This all changed with the introduction of Raspberry Shake. 

The Raspberry Shake 4D is a clever combination of technologies, conveniently fitting right onto the Raspberry Pi, the most popular single-board personal computer in the tech world, also making it a fantastic Raspberry Pi project for anyone who has one lying around!

We are currently working with Sorin Botirla, a backer of the original Raspberry Shake project, to develop a new and complementary web interface for all Raspberry Shake models
We are currently working with Sorin Botirla, a backer of the original Raspberry Shake project, to develop a new and complementary web interface for all Raspberry Shake models

 

Raspberry Shake 4D electronic board with built-in MEMs accelerometers
Raspberry Shake 4D electronic board with built-in MEMs accelerometers

 

We created the Raspberry Shake to empower hobbyists and promote home science and citizen scientists. The Raspberry Shake succeeded in fulfilling its mission and over a 1000 units have been distributed worldwide to over 50 countries, leading to the creation of the largest citizen scientist earthquake monitoring network in history. Raspberry Shake also caught the attention of government institutions like geophysical and earthquake monitoring institutes, who have acquired Raspberry Shakes to densify their networks. This will enable them to detect earthquakes faster and with higher degrees of confidence.

Even if your home is not affected by earthquakes, there is always something to see. The Raspberry Shake, much to our surprise and delight, has proven itself as a robust tool for measuring earthquakes from halfway around the world. Earthquakes in Eastern Russia, for instance, have been measured by Raspberry Shake users in London and other far off places. Now with the Raspberry Shake 4D you can see it ALL and more! See almost double the range of vibrations, as compared to the original Raspberry Shake, and quadruple the quantity of data received. This means you can see so much more than just an earthquake! Now you can observe things even closer to home. See nearby construction, traffic movements and changes in rush hour, cheering crowds at local games or concerts, your washing machine’s spin cycle and even noisy neighbors with thin walls!

So what are you waiting for? Become a Shaker today!

 

Station View
Station View

 

Every device that comes online gets added to the Raspberry Shake community. Data streams from each unit to the cloud forming a dense network of of highly sensitive Earth monitoring “stations”. These work in unison to detect earthquakes which are later shared on a mobile app and web platform.

With the Raspberry Shake 4D we want you to get as much out of it as possible, even when you aren’t at home or behind your computer. You will now be able to pair your Raspberry Shake 4D with If This Then That (IFTTT) protocol, to get instant notifications of any ground motion. Easily send updates or notifications of any Earth shakes to your phone, email or any social networks. For the geek in you, it doesn’t stop there! You can add endless other IFTTT compatible devices to connect with your Raspberry Shake 4D. How about connecting to your WeMo lighting or smart plug for example?!

So, for whatever reason you choose to buy a Raspberry Shake, whether it’s for the tech element, your love of seismology, for a Raspberry PI project, programming or just because it is cool - You can be part of this community where someone is always observing these invisible movements of the Earth and warning you of any unwanted surprises!

The Raspberry Shake 4D is the Ultimate IoT tech device for the next generation of Home Science Automated Monitoring.

 

 

 

Thanks to feedback from backers from our last campaign and many of our existing customers including government institutes such as the Oklahoma Seismic Network in the USA and EMSC in Europe, we put all of our efforts of over a decade of experience in producing specialized seismic equipment into creating something remarkable - The next generation of Raspberry Shake, the Raspberry Shake 4D, integrates a 3-component accelerometer and dedicated Earth microphone (the geophone), into a clean sleek design, providing more sensors and more data! Now you can capture earthquakes in all dimensions!

Seismometers and accelerometers measure the Earth as it shakes, breaks and grumbles in slightly different ways. Seismometers, the geophone element of the 4D, are well purposed for measuring small-to-medium sized local earthquakes but go off-scale for larger local (<10km) and regional (<100 km) earthquakes. Accelerometers remain on-scale. Even in Oklahoma, where the earthquakes are generally lower in magnitude (< Magnitude 6 on the Richter scale) and for areas along big destructive faults, like those that pass by San Francisco, it is better to combine these technologies to ensure readings do not go off-scale. This is because in Oklahoma, as in many other earthquake-prone areas around the world, the earthquakes are typically very local and nucleate in shallow areas beneath population centers. With the Raspberry Shake 4D the accelerometers measure the Earth’s motion in 3 dimensions, while our precision geophone adds another, to give you the largest scale and accuracy possible for any seismograph of its size and price - Now you can capture an earthquake in all of its glory!

Like the name suggests, the 4D has FOUR sensors. Combined with the geophone from the original Raspberry Shake, we have added 3 strong motion MEMs accelerometers to give the device a total of four recording channels.

Quadrupling the input sensors forced a redesign of the original Raspberry Shake. We went back to the drawing board and redesigned the Raspberry Shake circuit board to incorporate a processor that could not only cope with this extra data, but could double the quantity of data processed per second to measure a wider range of Earth motion. The circuit board of the Raspberry Shake 4D now incorporates four 24 bit digitizers, each sampling the Earth’s motion at 100 samples per second (double its predecessor). We have also been able to boost the data transmission rate from one packet per second to four, which makes our latest version of the Raspberry Shake Earthquake Early Warning compatible.

 In summary, enhancements from the original Raspberry shake include:

For more technical specifications click HERE

Stay up to date with the latest Shakes happening around the globe with the EQ info app for your android phone, in the Google Play store.

The app gives you earthquake notifications with details such as magnitude, location, depth, precise time etc and shows them all on an interactive map.

The app receives data from numerous sources including the Raspberry Shake network, which means you can see your own device recording and sharing precision Earth motion to the global community.

EQ Info App
EQ Info App

This application was developed by Gempa GmbH. We acknowledge and are grateful to these developers for their contributions to our project.

The Raspberry Shake 4D plugs right into the Raspberry Pi's header and combines sensor technologies that effectively double the range of what it can observe. Using a very sensitive Earth sensor, the geophone, coupled with micro-electromechanical (MEMS) accelerometers, we were able to extend the recordable range of ground motion by more than double and remain on scale when big earthquakes strike which would have saturated the original Raspberry Shake. The integration of our three component strong motion 2G MEMs accelerometers (similar to the kind you might find in your smartphone) make it possible for anyone to record strong and close motion activities without any saturation in all 3 dimensions (north-south, east-west, up-down).

The 4 sensors transmit continuous, real-time seismic data over the serial port at one packet/ 250 ms (or four times per second) where it is received by the data acquisition software preloaded onto the Raspberry Pi. From there, the data is forwarded to the Raspberry Shake Community Server where it is used for Earthquake detection and made available for anyone in the community to visualize using the brand new local graphical display interface and SWARM. 

We have built in MANY ways for you to view your Shake's data natively from the Raspberry Pi, to your home computer via a web interface web interface (click on any triangle in stationView!), SWARM and mobile Android App.

All of the software development is nearly done. We are currently running tests to ensure that the NTP time-stamping is accurate to within +/- 10 ms of true time; that Earthquakes are properly detected and rendered; and expanding the entire cloud services ecosystem that was developed for the original Raspberry Shake for reception of the 4D data.

 

The Raspberry Shake 4D is a very hi-tech piece of kit and can see, measure and record the un-perceptible vibrations of the Earth to the big shakes that you can really feel.

It is a fantastic home science device to add to your home monitoring network, that citizen scientists and gadget lovers alike can enjoy. Here are a few ideas of the sort of things you can observe:

 As you can see, it shows you so much more than just earthquakes!

The Raspberry Shake 4D has something for everyone. It is IoT technology at its best linking home science, citizen science, programming and cool gadgets in the best way possible.

We have designed the Raspberry Shake 4D to be as plug-and-play as possible, but for those of you who like to tinker a little more, there are tons of things you can do with it. From Raspberry Pi projects, to seismological observation, to programming, IFTTT integration, to just being more conscious about what's going on around you, the Raspberry Shake 4D makes all this possible for all skill levels.

For any of you who love the idea but are a little nervous about the tech side, we are here to help. We have an awesome community of “Shakers” and a team on standby for any eventuality.

See the invisible and join the future of IoT and home science - Become a Shaker TODAY!

The Raspberry Shake Do It Yourself resources are already available! This means that you can already start burning your SD cards, laser cutting or 3D printing your enclosures or just start learning about the ins and outs of the new Raspberry Shake 4D. 

Some resources: 

Do It Yourself website - links to the SD card image and DXF/ STL files for laser cutting and 3D printing can be found here

- The Manual

 

But also Anatoli, Melva, Thomas, Wesley and many others...

 

OSOP - Founder and creator of the Raspberry Shake

Boaz Consultancy - Software Lead, bringing you Raspberry Shake and SQLX

gempa GmbH - stationView, eqView, EQInfo Mobile App, CAPS and much more!  

OSOP would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Boaz Consultancy and gempa GmbH for their contributions to the Raspberry Shake Community.

 To thank all of you for your support we’ll add you to the 4D Movers and Shakers section of our website!

License Fee: 

The Raspberry Shake license is ALWAYS free to the following:  

(1) Private users for personal or home use (e.g., Hobbyists / Citizen Scientists);

(2) School teachers and University professors for educational use.  

For commercial, research or official use a license fee normally applies.  

HOWEVER

We have decided to offer the license fee COMPLETELY FREE for a period of ONE YEAR for anyone who purchases during the campaign.

So get Shaking and take advantage of the incredible prices for 1, 2, 5, or 10 while you can!

o view our normal license details please go to: http://raspberryshake.org/license.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We are currently testing the final prototype of the Raspberry Shake 4D and it is working great! We are finishing up some final integration to have it fully compatible with the Raspberry Shake network and then it’s “Shakes Away!” The software updates are being worked on as we speak and these should be ready by the time your Raspberry Shake 4D is on its way to you.

After the campaign our suppliers will mass produce the Raspberry Shake 4D boards and send them out to us. The kits will then be fully tested, assembled and shipped out to you in our offices… yes on the Volcano!

The only risks we foresee are in the testing period. We have a perfect track record with our suppliers and they haven’t let us down yet. Depending on the quantity of units, testing can take a little time to complete as we want to have everything working perfectly for you all. That being said, we have the testing stage down to a fine art now, so any delays at this stage will be minimal.

As Kickstarter veterans we aim to ensure every single one of our backers is a happy Shaker. Our team will make sure your Shakes are fully functional and delivered as soon as possible and if you require any helping getting set up, we’ll be on standby to help.

Happy Shaking!

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