Anyone who is searching for a high quality GPS and data logging solution may be interested in a new second-generation device which has been created by Sean Bonner the form of the Safecast bGeigie Raku.
The snap together GPS data logging device has been designed to work seamlessly with the Safecast system. Checkout the demonstration video below to learn more about this small device which is hoping to raise $150,000 over the next 20 days by a Kickstarter.
The creators of the Safecast bGeigie Raku GPS and data-logging system explain more about its design:
The next gen bGeigie Raku is our solution. Like the bBeigie Nano, it’s also a kit, but adopts a preassembled main board and plug/snap together components and housing to make it possible to assemble without soldering, as well as other improvements such as more processing power and a larger, more legible display, combined with onboard bluetooth to allow measurement uploads through iOS and Android devices.
Like the bGeigie Nano, it is easy to hack and expand with a faster CPU and more memory while remaining Arduino-compatible. It has a larger, easy to read display, and settings are easy to configure with a joystick controller, eliminating the need for editing config files. Our first prototypes are very promising, but we need to fund development for another rev of prototypes, writing the firmware, and the manufacturing stage. We’d like to launch this by producing the first 50 units, which will be lent to individuals and groups in low income, poorly covered areas and developing countries to help new Safecast communities there.
In addition to getting the first wave of bGeigie Rakus into the hands of our community (that’s you) and our $150k goal will help us without loaner units for many of the open spots on the map below. At a stretch goal of $200k we can double the loaner units we create, and at $300k we can turn some of our volunteer team into paid staff for even faster and more focus development of our hardware and software platforms.
For more information on the new GPS data logger jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.
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