Principe Island
10 Jan 2018
Green sea turtles are an endangered species and most vulnerable during the nesting period when they converge on sandy beaches. Working with the Arribada Initiative and Principe trust we have designed and in past December deployed a camera based tag to capture on video the turtle’s behaviour in space and time. Understanding their swimming, feeding habits and their interaction with...
angelshark
29 Nov 2017
Last month Blaž and Luka participated in the Angelshark acoustic tag attachment workshop hosted at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The aim of this workshop was to identify the best approach to externally tag Angelsharks with electronic tags, whilst ensuring minimal impact on animal behaviour and life history. The workshop brought together researchers from the Angel Shark Project (a...
pulse-oximeter
14 Sep 2017
On this blog we haven’t shared anything about a very promising initiative we’ve been involved in for a couple of months now. In the beginning of the year we’ve been approached by Tarek Loubani to help him develop and optimise a Pulse Oximeter. Tarek is a Palestinian-Canadian emergency medicine doctor who has decided to apply his medical skills to develop...
pira-iot-battery-pack
07 Sep 2017
We’re announcing a new open hardware release, PiRA, a universal, modular IoT battery pack, developed as a response to the lack of IoT suitable battery pack or powerbank systems that can be easily and rapidly integrated into target applications, designed to reduce the development time and costs of bringing IoT devices from idea to functional prototypes creating a cost and...
AAMP
21 Aug 2017
A couple of months ago we were approached by Alasdair Davies, a founder of the Arribada Initiative, with whom we are already collaborating on the development of endangered sea turtle monitoring tags. As open hardware development and manufacturing experts we were invited to develop an Arboreal Monitoring Platform (AMP), which is now already running on an extremely important location of...
pitstiop-testing
27 Jul 2017
Do you still remember an affordable open source turtle tags, used to track and acquire spatial and behavioral data of the endangered green sea turtles, we helped developed last year? This project is still very active and our collaboration with conservationist Alasdair Davies and his Arribada Initiative has extended into 2017. Before moving to the next development cycle with a...
Solarcast-at-MIT-media-lab
08 May 2017
From the beginning of this year we have started, together with our fabrication company Fabrikor, several new partnerships with open hardware organizations within Shuttleworth Foundation and outside. One of the exciting projects we’ve been developing and manufacturing in collaboration with Safecast is a sensor device designed to operate off-grid and sense environmental parameters. We’re happy to announce that also with...
Safecast-bGeigie
28 Nov 2016
We created an integrated version of the bGeigie device, a mobile survey Geiger counter, by Safecast, who are working to empower people with data about their environments. Our PCB is based on original design by Safecast. We removed various breakout boards and instead placed most of the components directly to the PCB. Our design uses RedBear Duo as a central...
pitstop-tag
22 Nov 2016
In the beginning of 2016 we have finished first series of open source turtle tag enclosures for Zoological Society of London. The tags, nicknamed “Pitstop tags” because of the design that enables researchers to “swap” a tag out and replace it with a freshly charged one, have been tested by Alasdair Davies from Zoological Society of London in collaboration with...
turtle-tag-enclosure-1
28 Jun 2016
Do you remember turtle tag enclosures we worked on in the beginning of this year? In collaboration with Alasdair Davies from Zoological Society of London we developed an open source turtle tag enclosure and produced a small series for testing purposes for the Principe Trust and researchers from the University of Exeter. Open source solution to track endangered green sea...