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Growth Monitor pi: an open monitoring system for plant science

Reading Time: 3 minutes Plant scientists and agronomists use growth chambers to provide consistent growing conditions for the plants they study. This reduces confounding variables – inconsistent temperature or light levels, for example – that could render the results of their experiments less meaningful. To make sure that conditions really are consistent both within and between growth chambers, which […]

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Raspberry Pi internet kill switch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Control the internet in your home with this handy Raspberry Pi Zero W internet kill switch. Internet Kill Switch! It’s every teenager’s worst nightmare… no WIFI! I built a standalone wireless Internet Kill Switch that lets me turn the Internet off whenever I want. A Raspberry Pi Zero W monitors the switch and sends an […]

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Monitor air quality with a Raspberry Pi

Reading Time: 8 minutes Add a sensor and some Python 3 to your Raspberry Pi to keep tabs on your local air pollution, in the project taken from Hackspace magazine issue 21. Air is the very stuff we breathe. It’s about 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% argon, and then there’s the assorted ‘other’ bits and pieces – many […]

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Monitoring insects at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Reading Time: 2 minutes A simple Raspberry Pi camera setup is helping staff at the Victoria and Albert Museum track and identify insects that are threatening priceless exhibits. “Fiacre, I need an image of bug infestation at the V&A!” The problem with bugs Bugs: there’s no escaping them. Whether it’s ants in your kitchen or cockroaches in your post-apocalyptic fallout shelter, insects […]