First mobile run: Keio team

We’ve been working with some people from Keio University and earlier this week they took one of our sensors (0008 to be specific) on a drive north through some areas that have had no radiation data reported at all. At this point each geiger counter we have has it’s own flickr account where photos of each reading are uploaded, and new uploads from any probe are aggregated at tweeted from @RDTNprobes. Our process is still evolving but with only 11 sensors out in the world right now we can iterate quickly. This, being our first longer trip in a car was very much an “it works, do it” model.

As you can see the sensor was taped to the dashboard and photos were taken with an iPhone and uploaded regularly. This worked but was a little cumbersome. We’ve just finished something of a mobile reporting kit which consists of the geiger counter, a laptop, a GPS unit, mobile wifi and a camera all housed in a case. This should work a little smoother and we have our first run with that set up planned for this weekend. More on that very soon.
Of course our Kickstarter campaign is still running, we’ve raised a little over 1/3rd of a goal, but if you wanted to help out and donate a few bucks there it would go a very long way to fund exactly this kind of thing. Thank you.
私達は数人の慶應義塾大学のメンバーと活動してきており、今週初めに慶應チームは私達が持つ測定器の一つ(0008) を使い、今までに放射線データが全く報告されていない地域をいくつか通りながら車を北へ走らせました。この時点で、私達の持つそれぞれのガイガーカウンター(放射線測定器)用にflickrアカウントを取得し、各数値の写真がアップロードされるようにしました。また各測定器からのアップロードはツイッターの@RDTNprobesに集約されツイートされます。これはまだ発展段階のプロセスですが、現在世界に11台しかないセンサーでこのプロセスを敏速に繰り返すことができます。今回初めて車で長めの走行を行いましたが、「これはいける、続けよう」と思える確実な手ごたえのあるモデルとなっていました。

もちろん”>私達の行っているKickstarter campaignはまだ続いています。現在で目標の3分の1強の資金が約束されました。もし皆さんからこのキャンペーンに少額でも寄付のご協力をいただければ、その資金はまさにこのような活動を行うのに大きな役割を果たします。お読みいただきありがとうございました。