I know It's been a while since I last posted an update on my RPi. Unfortunately, family and work have been taking up my time in tinkering with my RPi these last several weeks. My apologies.
However, I'd like to update everyone as to what I'd like to work on as a potential project.
Just to let everyone know, I'm not a programmer, so my learning curve with any type of programming is extremely steep. Also, It's been decades since I've last played with a soldering iron and the various electronic gadgetries that go along with it.
With that aside, I live in Southern California and recently we had a moderate earthquake centered less than 10 miles from where I live. It shook us pretty well.
While having a discussion with my Dad, we came up with an idea to use the RPi as some sort of seismometer/earthquake detector that would broadcast/upload data to the Quake Catcher Network (http://qcn.stanford.edu) using their home-based sensor device. Currently, their device works with Window's and Mac's, but not well with Linux devices, of which our RPi's are based on.
After browsing their site, however, there are a few users that got their RPi's to work with the QCN sensor, however not reliably. What I'd like to do is to see if I can improve on its reliability.
I'm not sure if I'm getting in over my head with this idea/project, but I'd like to make a valiant attempt in doing so.
My first step is to order their sensor and see what it can do up to where their forum stopped last August. http://qcn.stanford....read.php?id=880
I'm sure I'll be asking the forum here for pointers along the way.
For now, I will be starting slow and steady, but once I'm on summer break, I'm sure I'll have more time to delve deeper into the project.
Looking forward to the challenge.