Safecast X Shuttleworth

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As some will already know the Shuttleworth Foundation has been a gracious supporter of Safecast and helped make our recent 4 year anniversary event possible. As one of their Fellows I’ve been fortunate to get to meet with and work …

Vice Japan Covers Recent bGeigie Build Event

Recently, we held a build your own bGeigie Nano workshop at our offices in Shibuya, Tokyo. We’d been talking to the great folks at Vice Japan for a while and they decided they wanted to join the workshop and build …

Monitoring Fallout Decay

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One of the great utilities of the Safecast project is the ability to collect and analyze environmental data on an unprecedented scale. As Safecast passes the two year mark with collecting radiation data in Japan it is now possible to …

The bGeigie Nano Kit

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The biggest limitation Safecast has faced in collecting data is the limited availability of our workhorse device, the bGeigie. The design works great, but it’s expensive (each one costs us about $1000) and time consuming (building one can take an …

Citizen science and air quality monitoring in Tokyo

As you may have recently heard, the city of Beijing recently went off the scale for established measurements of the amount of particulate matter in the air.  As of the 13th of January the U.S. embassy, the only publicly …

Information, Misinformation, Disinformation (or, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”) Part 1

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Whose job is it to make this stuff easy to understand?

“YOU CAN’T ALWAYS FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR…..”
[Skip to Part 2] At Safecast we assumed from the start that our data should be accurate, easy to understand, …

Information, Misinformation, Disinformation (or, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”) Part 2

FUKUDROID COMPARE

A MEXT radiation monitoring post, aka “droid,” of a common type manufactured by NEC . This one is at the former Akasawa Elementary School in Aizu-Misato.

GOVERNMENT MONITORING POSTS

[Part 1 here] In recent months there has been a fair …

Building bGeigies in Aizu

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From One Spike to 45 Blinking LED’s.

From one Spike on a Software Scope in a Brazil Bar in Tokyo to 45 Blinking LEDs, the Sound of Fake Digital Crickets in a Science Room in Aizu. (A short …

Safecast Geiger Counter Limited Edition!

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Earlier this year we announced a new geiger counter, designed by bunnie that we were hoping would be in production soon. We’re excited to announce two things – Firstly International Medcom is full steam ahead on a full production …

Monitoring Air Quality

When we founded Safecast we were very aware that Radiation wasn’t the only invisible environmental factor around us that people should have more data about. It was the most pressing and the spark that set this in motion, but we …