Rainforest Connection: Solar-powered Rainforest Listening Devices


Sep 22 2016

"Rainforest Connection (RFCx) transforms recycled cell-phones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can monitor and pinpoint chainsaw activity at great distance.

This changes the game by providing the world's first real-time logging detection system, pinpointing deforestation activity as it occurs, and providing the data openly, freely, and immediately to anyone around the world."

ht/ @tamberg


More Details

Highlights

+ Project partially funded by Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/topherwhite/rainforest-connection-phones-turned-to-forest-guar

+ Started by Topher White https://twitter.com/topherwhite

+ Project website is light on details and tech specs, but they are looking for help here: https://rfcx.org/get_involved

Additional Coverage

- https://www.ted.com/talks/topher_white_what_can_save_the_rainforest_your_used_cell_phone?language=en

- https://backchannel.com/how-empassioned-amateurs-built-a-new-planetary-nervous-system-8c7636d1215e#.mmsg2deh6

- http://www.businessinsider.com/how-cell-phones-could-help-save-the-rainforest-2016-3?IR=T





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