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Testing if Sharks Can Smell a Drop of Blood with Adafruit Feather! #Feather #SharkWeek #Adafruit @sharkweek

Mark Rober posts on Twitter about his YouTube video on Testing if Sharks Can Smell a Drop of Blood

What is likely happening is that the sharks can smell the blood but it’s just not in a quantity that is interesting to them especially since they don’t love human blood that much (btw, I spoke with a marine biologist and mammal blood is all the same from a chemical marker stand point so cow blood is a suitable substitute for human blood). If I did the experiment again, I would want to test human blood vs. fish blood.

The delivery systems all use an Adafruit Feather M0 RadioFruit board connected to an Adafruit Motor FeatherWing – how cool is that? (FYI, Adafruit didn’t sponsor this test)

Update: The code, board info, and parts list appears on GitHub in this repository. Great work Sean Hodgins!

With #SharkWeek this week, this is very timely (and sponsored by the Discovery Channel).

See the video above or here.

 

 

 


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