We believe that saving our planet starts with education and what better way to do that then becoming an adventurous citizen scientist. We're also supporters of using technology to solve some of our planet's most pressing problems.
This kit is a hydrophone (underwater mic) that can be used to listen to and record sounds in your local lake, river or ocean. It can also be use to record sounds on land - listen to burrowing animals, trees, etc.
Experience with electronics is not required and it doesn't need any soldering. We tried to make it easy enough for kids to put together, people that are new to DIY and affordable enough for folks that can't pay the $$$ that many hydrophones cost.
We'd love for you to sign up to learn more about the kit and please pass on to organizations and people that would enjoy hearing the sounds beneath the surface.
About a year ago I was introduced by Bronwyn Lewis to Shah Selbe because I wanted to meet people who were pairing conservation and technology. Shah and I became fast friends and are in constant contact riffing on ideas and thinking about how to encourage more people to turn their attention towards solving some of the world's most pressing problems - like protecting the animals that live in our oceans, rivers and lakes.
I approached Shah about designing a kit that would be both fun and bring awareness to this important issue. Shah proposed a device called a hydrophone or underwater mic that allows us to listen to what's going on beneath the surface. For the past few months I've been prototyping different designs that kids or the non techie types would feel comfortable putting together. I have settled on a design that I like and even had Rips help me put it together.
With that, I'm excited to share with you the Big Audio Adventure Kit. Kids and adults can use the hydrophone to listen to things around the house (on land or in the water), listen for pool leaks, add some cool sounds to your guitar playing, and so much more. Of course we would love for you to plunk it into your local lake, river, and ocean, record the sounds and share on Sound Cloud.
Checkout the page to learn more and sign up if you'd like to know when the kits go on sale.
Please share with all your conservation, citizen science and adventurous friends!
#conservation #intotheokavango15 #hydrophone #oceanconservation #DIY #STEM
Brown’s areas of expertise include:
• Starting a community-focused space for learning new skills like coding, 3D printing and electronics
• Collaborating with local libraries
• Interest-driven youth education
Find her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tara
And on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/tara
- British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
- Post University
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