News Article | July 13, 2017
It is no secret that over the last 8 years deep well wastewater injection in Oklahoma has had a serious impact on the region. Oklahoma does not lie on any active plate boundaries and it used to be a region of very little seismic activity … That is until the Oil and Gas industry stepped in. In an attempt to harness the region’s natural resources, fracking and wastewater injection techniques were implemented in the area, awakening fault lines that had been practically dormant for hundreds of years. A once quiet and tranquil region was transformed, almost overnight, into one of the most active areas in the United States. For 2017, according to the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) forecast, Oklahoma’s earthquake hazard probability equals that of California. Over the years, Oklahoma’s experience has received a lot of media attention which likely acted as a strong warning for states such as New York and New Jersey who could have very easily succumbed to the same fate. Earthquakes have become almost a daily occurrence for the residents of Oklahoma and naturally they are very concerned and keen to take action. The Raspberry Shake is the world’s first professional grade personal Earth monitor (or seismograph). Jefferson Chang, the Geophysical Operations Manager at Oklahoma Geological Survey commented, “We first learned about the Raspberry Shake during their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2016. We were looking around for small, inexpensive, seismic sensors that we could distribute throughout Oklahoma, and it just made sense. I didn’t actually get hooked until I started playing with one, and how easy it was to set up.” The Raspberry Shake is a combination of technologies. It conveniently fits right onto the Raspberry Pi, the most popular single-board personal computer in the tech world. With the addition of some very advanced programming and Earth motion sensors, the result is a high precision professional seismograph, at a fraction of the cost. “Bringing the affordability of a piece of kit like this down to consumer levels is a real achievement: previously this sort of equipment has only been available to universities, governments and other bodies with the ability to make big investments. As you’ve probably gathered, we love it” said Liz Upton from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Raspberry Shake was a resounding success when they launched last year on Kickstarter’s crowdfunding platform, offering their product as a kind of home weather monitor but for Earth movements. The Oklahoma Geological Survey recently acquired 100 units of the Raspberry Shake which are due to be delivered this month. “We plan on giving the Raspberry Shakes to K-12 schools and free-choice learning environments—such as museums, libraries, and state parks. The sensor is sensitive enough that it can record earthquakes that are normally unfelt by people. So I think it’s an incredible learning experience to see that the Earth is always moving. That Oklahoma doesn’t just get one or two earthquakes a day, but dozens and dozens, depending where you are; though most of them will never be felt by people.” Commented Jefferson. According to Jefferson, “Not surprisingly, some Oklahomans got wind of the Kickstarter campaign and bought their own! It’s a fun way to tinker with new technology, but it is also helping move the science forward. Not only does the Raspberry Shake detect and visualize earthquakes, but having citizen scientists share their Raspberry Shake data increases Oklahoma’s seismic network coverage, and allows the Oklahoma Geological Survey to detect more earthquakes more accurately. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.” This year the Raspberry Shake team is launching their next generation device, the Raspberry Shake 4D with double the output and four times the sensors, to make it the most powerful “home science” monitor out there! The device is so sensitive that it can even see things the public has probably never thought possible! “Watch as rush hour traffic hits, see cheering crowds at a local concert or football game, and even your washing machine’s spin cycle!” says Branden Christensen, the CEO of the company that makes the Raspberry Shake. Right now, the Raspberry Shake team are promoting their next campaign for the Raspberry Shake 4D and will be launching to the public on Kickstarter this Thursday July 13th. They have some amazing Early Bird specials available to bring the next generation of home monitoring to anyone with a computer! For further details please go to RaspberryShake.org. For more information, please visit http://www.raspberryshake.org
News Article | December 22, 2016
The makers of the Raspberry Pi computer have created a version of its graphical front end that can run on ordinary desktop computers. The Pixel desktop has been re-worked so it runs on PCs and Apple Mac machines, said the Foundation. People who use it on a Raspberry Pi and other machines will now get the same familiar software across both. The Pi Foundation said the release also aided its plan to produce the "best" desktop computing experience. Raspberry Pi co-creator Eben Upton said the software should help schoolchildren who use the credit-card sized Pi in class or for their own projects but have to continue their work on PCs or Macs. The Pi edition of Pixel and the version translated for bigger machines uses "exactly the same productivity software and programming tools, in exactly the same desktop environment", he wrote. "There is no learning curve, and no need to tweak... schoolwork to run on two subtly different operating systems," he said. In addition, he said, producing such a version of Pixel kept the Raspberry Pi foundation "honest" as it would help the organisation's coders work out what bits of the user interface needed work. Mr Upton said that because the core software underlying Pixel was based on a relatively old computer architecture, it should run on "vintage" machines. He warned that the software was still "experimental" so might have bugs or other "minor issues" that might mean it does not run well on some machines. Pixel was first released in September this year and overhauled the main graphical interface owners see and use when working with their Pi. It is based on a version of the open source Linux software known as Debian. The desktop version lacks two programs - Minecraft and Mathematica - because the Pi organisation has not licensed those applications on any machines other than its own. In April last year, the Raspberry Pi officially became the most popular British computer ever made. More than 10 million have now been sold. The computer was first released in 2012 and is widely used as an educational tool for programming.
Raspberry | Date: 2010-02-26
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Raspberry | Date: 2011-07-15
A modular accessory system is supportable on a vertical surface such as a wall, an office divider, or the like and includes a support member or base that supports decorative panels and/or functional panels to provide a desired appearance and/or functions for use in an area. The panels are repositionable, and some may be oriented in two or more different orientations on the support base. Engaging members are provided at spaced intervals along each panel, with additional engaging members provided at spaced intervals along the support base. The engaging members along the support base releasably engage the engaging members on the panels to support them on the support base.
Raspberry | Date: 2014-11-18
Raspberry | Date: 2014-01-16
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Raspberry | Date: 2014-03-28
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