Introducing the Solarcast Nano

Earlier this year we announced our new Solarcast device. Most notably, this was our first production device to include air quality monitoring capability, but more significant for us was that thanks to Solarcast’s onboard cellular connection and solar power, we now had the ability to “drop and forget” a device, rather than depend on external…

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Bodega Marine Lab radiation sensor is back online!

TL;DR;  The Safecast realtime seawater radiation sensor at Bodega Bay, CA, has been repaired. The realtime feed is here. For more details, read on! Though ocean scientists have been monitoring the levels of radionuclides in the ocean for decades, this took on a renewed urgency following the Fukushima accident. The radiation released into the Pacific…

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Solarcast: Behind The Music

We wanted to explain a little more about what led us to the development and release of Solarcast and some of the challenges we faced along the way. With the deployment of our Pointcast network we realized that a recurring problem with placing sensors was access to both power and internet for the devices we…

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Introducing Solarcast

What is SOLARCAST? Safecast has gained a tremendous amount of experience since starting our citizen-based environmental monitoring program in March, 2011. The learning curve has often been steep, but always rewarding. Conceived and designed primarily by OG Safecaster Ray Ozzie, our new Solarcast device combines everything we’ve learned deploying our bGeigie mobile radiation sensors, Pointcast fixed radiation sensors,…

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Air Quality Beta Kit

Earlier this year we announced that our first real batch of Safecast Air Quality prototypes were being tested out in the field. These were all one of a kind devices with different configurations to help us understand how configuration variables would impact the data collected. We’re excited to now expand that beta testing group with…

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bGeigie Bluetooth

One of the most requested additions to the bGeigie Nano is the ability to automatically send data to the Safecast api via a paired mobile phone’s cellular connection rather than having to upload the data later  via a web browser. We’ve been beta testing an option for this for a while and are excited to announce…

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(in Japanese) bGeigie "how to" videos

Volunteer Kiki Tanaka has posted several short YouTube videos showing how to use the bGeigie Nano. They’re in Japanese only (accessible from the Japanese side of this blog), but we hope to have English language versions up soon as well. Meanwhile, check out Sean’s “how to” video HERE. セーフキャストが開発した組立式放射線計測機器 bGeigie Nano(ビーガイギーナノ) の使い方が簡単にわかるよう、ビデオで説明しました。 bGeigie Nano 基本説明…

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bGeigie Nano Review

Over at Wise Time With Arduino they decided to build a bGeigie Nano from scratch – that is, they didn’t buy the kit, they used the plans and sourced all the parts on their own which is something an open design like this enables. They wrote a review of the process and the build and seemed to…

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Vice Japan Covers Recent bGeigie Build Event

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vZUg1HEKI4 Recently, we held a build your own bGeigie Nano workshop at our offices in Shibuya, Tokyo. We’d been talking to the great folks at Vice Japan for a while and they decided they wanted to join the workshop and build a geiger counter for themselves. We were fortunate that schedules worked out and Yuka…

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bGeigie Nano PCB Available Now

Want to build up a bGeigie Nano from scratch? You’re gonna need a PCB, so we just posted the schematic on OSH. You can download it or order a PCB directly from them if you want to give it a shot. What’s kind of cool here is that the standard bGeigie Nano’s have blue PCBs…

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