People living in an earthquake zone are aware of what to expect and can take precautions for it. However, if you live in a place where facing it could be a deadly surprise, having a shake tracker device could be beneficial. With the blessing of various IoT devices we are now able to track almost every minute of changes in our homes, so why not the tremor? Here comes Raspberry Shake 4D, a professional level personal seismographic device that could help you track shakes, as well as earthquake just like a seismologist.
Little device comes with big responsibility
The device builds upon the previous Raspberry Shake, last year’s great success of Kickstarter, and makes use of four precision sensors to monitor the Earth’s tremor, letting users observe the shakes happening all around us, whether it’s small or big. Little in size, Raspberry Shake 4D is capable of detecting a wide range of motion, even do some pretty great things, something that was previously considered to be done only by professional grade seismograph. However, for a real seismograph, you have to pay thousands upon thousands of dollars, where you can get this little guy on Kickstarter for a few hundred dollars.
“The Raspberry Shake 4D is so sensitive that there is always something to see, even the fun stuff that you never thought possible — like rush-hour traffic, cheering crowds at a local concert or football game, and even noisy neighbors with thin walls,” said Branden Christensen the CEO of Osop, the company behind the Raspberry Shake.
What can it do?
The previous Raspberry Shake could measure earthquake in Russia from London. The 4D version of it contains four times the input sensors with the promise of double the output. So, you can easily understand what it can do. Besides, it will give you the ability to observe the unseen vibrations happening all around. Instead of just monitoring natural vibrations, you can also track vibrations created by nearby constructions, traffic movements, and even cheering crowds in a concert. And the best part is, this 4D version of the device is fully compatible with early earthquake warning (EEW) system.
“Now it is possible to see double the range of vibrations across all dimensions (laterally and vertically) making the 4D the most powerful personal seismograph in existence,” claimed Ángel Rodríguez, the designer of the device.
The Raspberry Shake 4D is currently on Kickstarter and has already surpassed its $7,000 goal. So, if you’re interested in the vibration of the ever-moving Earth but can’t afford a professional seismograph machine, grab one from Kickstarter for only $300.