Sunday, April 7, 2013

DIY...Build Your Own Magicicada Sensor!

Magicicada Brood II will make its 17-year appearance when the ground 8" down is a steady 64° F. Help predict the arrival by planting a homemade temperature sensor in the ground and reporting your findings back to to Radiolab. We'll put them on a map and share your observations with the world.
The whole detector costs about $80 in parts and takes about 2 hours to build. You'll want it in the ground by mid-April, the earliest the cicadas are likely to emerge.

For more information on how to build your own sensor and for step-by-step instructions, roll on over to Radiolab's Cicada Sensor page and check it out for yourself. Its actually a project I'm thinking about taking up!

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