The Raspberry Shake 4D (RS4D)

Color photograph of small electronic instrument

Detailed Description

The Raspberry Shake 4D (RS4D) is a personal seismograph with a vertical-component velocity transducer, and three-component (vertical, north-south, and east-west) accelerometer. A Raspberry Pi, which is a computer about the size of a credit card, powers the RS4D unit, which is about the size of a can of Spam. Advances in emerging technology are able to make scientific research-grade instruments smaller and more affordable, making data more accessible to science enthusiasts. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) is looking for volunteers to host small seismographs like this, as part of the BLOSSM in Hawaii project.


Image Dimensions: 3600 x 2400

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Location Taken: US