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July 14, 2017 AT 9:00 am

Raspberry Pi lightning strikes detection station that tweets storm information @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

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Cool project and write-up from blogger Hexalyse (aka Mr. Nobody).

A few days ago I was browsing the world wide web, when suddenly I stumbled upon an article speaking about an IC sensor made by AMS, called the AS3935 Franklin Lightnin Sensor, which could detect the electrical signature of lightning strikes up to 40km and give the “strength” of the lightning as well as an estimation of the distance to the head of the storm. And all this in a tiny 4x4mm SMD circuit designed to be embedded in personal weather stations, watches, cars, etc.

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