Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Accelerographs for PCs

There was a question to one of my old posts about the availability of motion sensors for PCs, like Seismac for the Macintosh, which could turn your PC into an accelerograph.

Our friend IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) comes through with a posted activity, 

This exercise refers you to the QCN site at Stanford which allows you to download software. The software not only works with a Mac laptop (2006 or later), but also a Thinkpad (2003 or later), or a desktop with a USB sensor.

In addition, you can purchase an external USB accelerometer (for Macs, PCs and Linux) can be purchased from the Quake Catchers Network (request a sensor on right hand menu).

(Or, buy a Macintosh!)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that link! Got a Mac and a PC so we'll see what happens. More importantly if the program comes with instructions on how to read the data in layman terms!


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