Chilean Teen Twitts About Earthquakes
Sebastian Alegria, a 14 years old Chilean teen created an earthquake warning system based on Arduino, an earthquake detector (bought for less 100 $) and an ethernet shield.
Alegria’s rudimentary yet effective system comes from having survived Chile’s own earthquakes last year and seeing the devastation that covered Japan earlier this year. Keen on finding an inexpensive solution for early earthquake detection, he rigged an Arduino and domestic earthquake detector to tweet seconds before detectable seismic activity. Tweeting from @AlarmaSismos, it has already successfully detected every major earthquake that could be felt from Santiago since May. And it’s piling on the Twitter followers.
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August 3rd, 2011 at 02:19:23
Kids like Alegria deserve big applauds! Good job! A network of these sensors among participating individuals will be invaluable resource.
August 3rd, 2011 at 15:45:17
Wow, a child… Good job!
And also a Debian T-Shirt, nice ^^
August 8th, 2011 at 19:05:33
Muy bien!! Felicidades Sebastian!!