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20 May 2012

Here is an open source earthquake sensor based on the Wii Nunchuk. A Teensy is used to read the I2C accelerometer output: [via]

This article explores the suitability of a Wii nunchuk based USB accelerometer as an earthquake sensor for the Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) project. It examines the nunchuk over several metrics: precision and range, frequency response, total cost and availability.

Using a Wii Nunchuk as an earthquake sensor – [Link]

17 Mar 2011

[Roteno’s] submission for the 555 timer design contest is an Internet connected earthquake alert system. It monitors the USGS website for earthquake data and plays a tune when an earthquake occurs. [via]

Earthquake alert system – [Link]

4 Mar 2011

Victor from Roteno Labs has built this Earthquake Sounder based on the 555 Timer called the Terremoto as a submission to the 555 Timer Contest. [via]

The USGS maintains a server online that consolidates all the seismic data received from sensors all around the world. Terremoto uses an LPC Expresso board and an XPORT AR ethernet module to query the USGS server for a list of earthquake activity. When a new earthquake is received by Terremoto, tones are generated that correlate with the magnitude of the earthquake.

Terremoto – Earthquake Sounder based on the 555 Timer – [Link]

11 Mar 2008


this DIY project you can record earthquakes from around the world. This is a well-documented build, but you will have to purchase some software to interface with your seismometer. This site is a good place to start your amateur seismology and research. [via]

The following papers contain descriptions of a seismometer sensitive enough to detect and record earthquakes from around the world. It can be built using readily available parts from your local hardware store and from any general- purpose mail-order electronics supplier.

Build Your Own Seismometer – [Link]





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