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Raspberry Pi listening posts ‘hear’ the Borneo rainforest

Reading Time: 2 minutes These award-winning, solar-powered audio recorders, built on Raspberry Pi, have been installed in the Borneo rainforest so researchers can listen to the local ecosystem 24/7. The health of a forest ecosystem can often be gaged according to how much noise it creates, as this signals how many species are around. And you can listen to […]

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Raspberry Pi–powered robot farmers

Reading Time: 3 minutes We love seeing Raspberry Pi being used to push industry forward. Here’s an example of how our tiny computers are making an impact in agriculture.  Directed Machines is a small company on a mission to remove pollution and minimise human labour in land care. Their focus is to do more with less, so the affordable […]

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Monitoring bees with a Raspberry Pi and BeeMonitor

Reading Time: 4 minutes Keeping an eye on bee life cycles is a brilliant example of how Raspberry Pi sensors help us understand the world around us, says Rosie Hattersley The setup featuring an Arduino, RF receiver, USB cable and Raspberry Pi Getting to design and build things for a living sounds like a dream job, especially if it […]

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Build a solar-powered nature camera for your garden

Reading Time: 2 minutes Spring has sprung, and with it, sleepy-eyed wildlife is beginning to roam our gardens and local woodlands. So why not follow hackster.io maker reichley’s tutorial and build your own solar-powered squirrelhouse nature cam? Inspiration “I live half a mile above sea level and am SURROUNDED by animals…bears, foxes, turkeys, deer, squirrels, birds”, reichley explains in his tutorial. […]

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World’s Second Largest Solar Power Plant in the Mojave

Reading Time: < 1 minute [mbYTPlayer url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG0asFfmO-Y” opacity=”.5″ quality=”medium” ratio=”auto” isinline=”false” showcontrols=”false” realfullscreen=”true” printurl=”true” autoplay=”true” mute=”true” loop=”true” addraster=”true” stopmovieonblur=”false” gaTrack=”false”] Fully operational since December 2014, the Mojave Solar Project uses advanced parabolic trough technology that has made this 280 MegaWatt plant one of the most innovative projects in the country. The plant utilizes the desert’s solar thermal energy and then […]