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International, Environmental Data Network Built Using a Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

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Impressive project! Check out the write-up from the Berkeley Lab Newsletter, via raspberrypipod.

Here’s the project website for Dosenet as well.

Members of a high school science club gather in the school’s chemistry lab for a lunchtime meeting to learn about local, natural sources of radiation as a nearby wall-mounted sensor box with glowing LED lights collects live radiation data and feeds it to a website.

A network of these radiation-monitoring devices—designed and engineered by UC Berkeley students working with researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)—and a companion website and open-source code serve as educational and outreach tools for an international project called DoseNet that stretches from Northern California classrooms to a city hall in Japan.

Its broad aim is to inform and connect students and communities around the world using science and data as common ground.

Read more.


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