In The Field
Remote Soil Monitoring for Conservation, Australia
In Australia, projected increases in the number of hot days and hot spells, decreases in rainfall, and longer, more frequent droughts means forewarning of changing soil conditions will also be key to adapting conservation land management practices.
News & Articles
IoT for Wildlife – AudioMoth Review
IoT 4 Wildlife is a regular article series highlighting IoT and conservation technology. In this article we look at the AudioMoth.
Introduction to Arduino
The Arduino open source platform consists of physical electronics (hardware) and an Integrated Development Environment or IDE (software) that communicates and programs the hardware. Arduino and Arduino-compatible hardware are circuit…
BoomBox Video Gallery 2: Tanzania
Don’t forget to turn on the sound!
These are a selection of animal responses from the BoomBox deployment in Grumeti Game Reserve (open savanna), Tanzania in 2019. Thanks to Dr. Meredith Palmer for the footage.
Freakduino, FreakUSB boards, software and tutorials
If you’ve been visiting Freaklabs for a while, you’ll notice some changes to the website. The FreakUSB, Freakduino boards, software and tutorials are all still available.
The Freakduino boards are designed for rapid prototyping, evaluation, and deployment of custom wireless Arduino based devices. They’re fully compatible with the Arduino IDE and toolchain, which offers a single click compile and download and a rich ecosystem of open source software and tutorials available on the internet.
The boards are designed to introduce people to wireless sensor networking inexpensively and without having to deal with complex toolchains, protocol stacks, and software.
Whilst FreakUSB is standalone, wireless communications tool designed to be tethered to a PC or PC-like device such as a Raspberry Pi. It can be a wireless data sniffer that allows you to check the data you’re sending with your other compatible wireless devices or if you have a pair , you can use them to control another PC to send, for example, wireless triggers to another device to inform it to change a screen visual, execute some action, power down, etc.