Environmental Scientist Karen Joyce sat down with Deutsche Welle to talk about how drones are advancing our research capabilities:
…Drone technology has changed things quite a lot in the past three to five years, and it’s continually changing things as well. It enables us to go out and survey areas that are really difficult to access in the field….
One of the projects I’m working on at the moment is to use a special thermal camera that measures temperature. This was one of the first studies to do this using a drone. What I’m interested in with temperature is to understand what’s happening with the water temperature on the reef. By putting up this type of camera on the drone, we can actually take photos of the warm and cool water as it moves around the reef.
Thus we can understand the dynamics of water flow, and how that might affect the corals and other creatures that live on reef as well. This is really interesting for us, as it’s something we have never been able to do before because the technology just wasn’t available.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.