I am pasting a recent emal thread wich I think is of freat value for discussing with our community:
El 23 ene. 2019, a las 05:04, Tomas Saraceno escribió:
Can help us this ?
X the tracking drawingvin the air ?
L’étude expérimentale de l’atmosphère isotherme avec les capteurs du Smartphone dans la tour Montparnasse | ECHOSCIENCES - Grenoble
You hit a very interesting spot here.
As a community we have developed devices such as the tracker and the Explorer Kit, now the Rigacci PM sensor in development.
But we are speculating as well of smartphone App that could go on board our solar balloons.
Modern smartphones include advanced cameras, positioning chips, accelerometer and gyro sensors, compass and more often barometer and more advanced sensors such as heart rate.
To me this idea of promoting to put your phone onboard a balloon, and gather with a friend to connect to the balloon with a second smartphone is very attractive.
Similar to RTK GPS, we could have one base station smartphone and second rover / explorer / or Tata Inti messenger, however you want to call it
Even with a heart rate sensor on the smartphone on land you could measure your heartbeats as you see the solar balloons fly?
Then how could we measure pollution as well? Well there is a massive commercial movement of personal bluetooth pollution sensors:
So I am currently trying to figure out, Nick maybe you can give us your inputs, what is more open and sustainable?
Continuing to develop our own airborne devices or leveraging billions of smart devices already available?
How are we going to engage more people? With DIT hardware or through innovative ways of using their own everyday use devices?
In which way are generating more waste, or making better use of the planet’s limited resources?
Maybe an answer is continuing development for what a smartphone can’t do:
- Developing a 3d printed protective cradle for getting your smartphone up in the air.
- Developing a bluetooth sensor for hooking up to your smartphone.
- Until companies start massively including pollution monitoring on smartphones?-