Last year, OSOP brought us Raspberry Shake, a professional grade personal seismographic device that detects a tremor. This time, the company goes a bit cooler with Raspberry Boom, a sonic companion of seismograph that can detect infrasonic sound waves.
It can detect sounds your ears can’t
If you are wondering what are infrasonic sound waves, they are extremely low frequencies of sound that are inaudible to humans. These sounds can be generated by harsh natural activities, such as earthquake, volcanic eruption, as well as manmade activities. Raspberry Boom has the ability to detect sounds less than 20 Hz, means it can detect all these natural and man-made sounds, including rocket ignition, Airplane, and even sound created by extraterrestrials. So, if there’s any alien ship come to our world for a visit, you might be able to detect it.
How does it work?
Raspberry Boom is far beyond just than a climate tracker. Its circuit board includes a powerful 24-bit digitizer that samples infrasound at 100 samples per second with data transmission rates of 4 packets per second. By connecting the device to Raspberry Shake network, you can contribute to its EQ Viewer to observe the recent earthquake activity, as well as Station View that provides a map of significant ground motion.
If you still have doubt about Raspberry Boom’s sound detection, the team already used a prototype version of it to measure sonic booms created by SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch and landing in February. Besides, the developers are planning to send another Raspberry Boom 80,000 feet (24,000m) into the atmosphere on a 42-foot diameter solar balloon.
The device is currently available on Kickstarter and already surpassed its $7000 goal. So, grab yours if you want to discover the untold secrets of our world and beyond.