0

An App Saving Snakes and Humans in India

This is such a brilliant, helpful idea.

via Smithsonian

Two main elements drive the project: an android app and a network of more than 1,200 volunteer snake rescuers across the country.

Here’s how it works: when a person spots a snake in his vicinity (say, his house), he can call up a rescuer available in his area. The contact information for snake rescuers is listed on IndianSnakes.org, an educational website run by Louies (it’s also part of the Indian Snakebite Initiative). In urban areas, a rescuer generally gets to the location within 10 to 15 minutes. First off, the rescuer will take a picture of the snake within the Big4 Mapper app, available free for download on Google Play. They discover snakes in all types of unthinkable locations—snuggled up inside a pressure cooker or quietly sleeping inside a closet. Other app users, those who first spot the snakes, can also upload photos. The images trickle into the Big4 Mapper servers that Louies oversees. The app also pulls up the GPS location of the house. The rescuer then bags the snake using a hook and releases it into the wild, before logging important details, including the species of the snake and the condition of the house where it was found.

Read more about this great app!


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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.

Join 8,500+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Rethink Robotics closes shop. Long live collaborative robots #makerbusiness

Wearables — Cleaning is key

Electronics — Serial overkill

Biohacking — Biohacking Resources – Books, Talks and Podcasts

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython @ Hackaday SuperCon #ICYMI @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.