○● SoundCamp: interested in DIY and affordable audio equipment
○● Increasing participation in the live audio field
○● Reveil 24hr crowd sourced daybreak broadcast
○● We workshop this equipment in a range of settings: higher education, community, arts, festivals..
○● We work with the mobile app Locuscast..
○● which sends a live stream and an accurate GPS reference to the Locus Sonus soundmap
○● Develop and collaborate on technical solutions for different situations..
○● including where the priority it a device that is robust, reliable and easy to use
○● The latest streamboxes are simple and resilient..
○● with an intuitive web interface
○● The Raspberry Pi sits in a dribox and uses the lip on the lid as a weathering detail
○● A pair of Primo EM-172s are inset in the wall with grommets or the cable is simply taken out via a waterproof outlet under the roof
○● They run on USB power with a 5V mains adaptor..
○● or power over ethernet allows cheap and safe cable runs over 100m +
○● It can run indefinitely in mixed weather off a solar panel with a large deep cycle battery
○● This version was developed for the North Devon Biosphere Reserve and Balance Unbalance
○● It includes a 4G router which distributes a WiFi network for workshops
○● These are all pretty large because of the battery
○● A small version runs off a lithium battery using a 4G dongle to connect to a mobile network
○● These all give good stereo images based on a roughly binaural configuration
○● Another good way to do this, which Biosphere Soundscapes have developed, is to use a Zoom portable recorder as a USB soundcard with the Pi
○● Current projects include improved preamplification; a new streambox with new hardware and software but the same basic approach, for later in 2018; a range of options for users from fully DIY to fully pre-assembled