Sensors and Journalism
By Flourish Chukwurah
May 11, 2016
I found this sensor on the spark fun website. I thought it would be interesting to make use of this kind of flex sensor to measure erosion levels in a small community. Many communities in my country are suffering from very serious erosion problems, I think by making use of this tool, journalists can gather the data they need to tell the story well.
Also in the city I come from, there have been several cases of houses collapsing. I think this tool can be useful in measuring how deflected a house has become over time, thereby predicting and possibly preventing greater accidents. It would also be very useful information for the journalist.
The range sensor is another interesting sensor. a community that has problems with safety can use these range sensors to know how many people have their property trespassed within a certain number of times. gathering the different information from this sensor can be useful in telling a good investigative journalism story. Also in protected properties like museums, sensors like this can also be very useful.