Using the RS Network

Raspberry Shake is more than just a seismograph. Shakes connect to an Internet of Things (IoT) seismic network to which all users can connect. This means not only do you have access to the data recorded on your Raspberry Shake(s), but also the data recorded on every Raspberry Shake linked to our global community!

This opens up countless opportunities that you will be able to use in your classroom, and on this page we are going to explore a few.

How Does The Shake Network Work?

In this video, we explore in detail our Raspberry Shake network features and how they are all connected including: Station View, EQ View, and Swarm.

Using The EQ Locator Web App

We developed our EQ Locator App as a way for Shakers (student Shakers especially!) to be able to step into the shoes of seismologists and practice triangulating earthquake epicenters by picking P and S waves.  If you don’t know what P and S waves are yet, don’t worry, they are full explained in the classroom curriculum!

Swarm: What Is It, and How Can You Use It?

The USGS developed Swarm, a Seismic Wave Analysis and Real-time Monitoring tool, specifically for education.  According to USGS, “It is an application created to make easily accessible to the public (amateur seismologists and students in particular) the most used tools in seismology to study and monitor seismic waves, yet offer all the power and fine tuning needed by scientists and professionals in this field.”

For Raspberry Shake users, and especially educators, Swarm provides opportunities to visualize and understand their own Raspberry Shake data. Follow the video tutorial to get Shaking with Swarm!

To get detailed installation instructions, click here.

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