Stumpd

Stumpd is a sensor suite built for Plymouth City Council, which is intended to measure the amount of public use of the green spaces within Plymouth and surrounding areas.

Stumpd

name

Stumpd

year

2016

description

Stumpd is a sensor suite built for Plymouth City Council, which is intended to measure the amount of public use of the green spaces within Plymouth and surrounding areas.

process

A sensor unit would be triggered once a member of the public walked passed it tripping a PIR sensor, resulting in the incrementation of a counter and logging of time. After a period of time, this data would be extracted and visualised to provide insight.

challenges

Battery life, the sensors units needed to be left in the field for weeks at a time. This required the use of an Arduino Sleep Library to provide operation time between 3-4 weeks from 4 AA batteries.

tech

Arduino, EPROM, 3D Modeling, 3D Printing

team

Dr Simon Lock - Project Managment, R&D
Robert Stenhouse - R&D, Fabrication

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