April 11th, 2011

RDTN.org moves from plotting data to plotting to build devices to measure radiation levels in real time


RDTN.org moves from plotting data to plotting to build devices to measure radiation levels in real time

Remember RDTN.org? The site that Uncorked Studios built in 72-hours to help the people of Japan plot and track radiation levels from the earthquake crippled nuclear reactors?

Well, RDTN.org has the plotting of existing data dialed in. But gathering accurate and timely data to be plotted has been less than an easy task. Seems most of us don’t just have Geiger counters sitting around. In fact, there aren’t many sitting around period. They’re hard to come by.

So now, much like they fixed the problem of plotting radiation levels, RDTN.org is taking the next logical step. Well the next logical two steps, actually. First, they’re going to track down existing radiation monitoring devices to ship to Japan. Second, they’re intent on manufacturing a network of devices that monitor radiation levels so that no one has to encounter this sort of shortage, again.

We want to eventually build our own network of devices. We recognize, however, that there’s an immediate need to get devices on the ground now. So our project has two phases. Phase 1 is about getting devices out to the areas with the least amount of data. Phase 2 will focus on building a larger network of devices that will help governments, citizens and organizations understand immediate and long-term implications of radiation levels.

Sound interesting? Good. Because you can help. RDTN.org has established a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project.

For more information, visit the RDTN.org Kickstarter project or visit RDTN.org.

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