The Raspberry-Pi computer + Involving the public in environmental research – 105science
Raspberry Pi: Cambridge University’s Dr Rob Mullins and Alex Bradbury, developed this inexpensive computer to bump start computing, much like the Acorn BBC Micro did thirty years ago. Chris Creese reports from the Ecological Society of America conference in Portland USA. She has the stories on how the Internet is enabling ordinary people to become get involved in scientific discovery: She talked to Jake Weltzin of the USA National Phenology Network and Brendan Weiner from ‘Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation’ about how we can all get involved in science research.
- Learn about the Raspberry Pi computer http://www.raspberrypi.org/
- Raspberry Pi Foundation co-founder, Rob Mullins demonstrates on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BbufUp_HNs
- Visiting the USA? Sign into Nature’s Notebook so you can participate in tracking the phenology of plants and animals: http://www.usanpn.org/how-observe
- Report on biology in Cambridge, sign into Nature’s Calendar: http://www.naturescalendar.org.uk/
- Spending time outdoors, or planning a vacation? Get in touch with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to find out how you can help scientists collect some very important data: http://www.adventureandscience.org/
The Science Show 11/08/2012