Cicada Party April 13

Cicada Party April 13

The cicadas are still coming, but today’s Tracker build party has come and gone. HM joined WNYC’s effort to track exactly when Brood II will return on their 17-year cycle by contributing data from handmade digital soil thermometers. Click photo to see more images from the day.

We had a great time celebrating our expansion as folks built digital soil thermometers to track the return of the 17-year Magicicadas.

We had a great time celebrating our expansion as folks built digital soil thermometers to track the return of the 17-year Magicicadas.

Parker Arnott and Larry Boyer     Aidan Boyer

Aurelia, Littlepage, Lisa Nett, Diana Littlepage, and Elizabeth Waters     2013-04-13 12.40.46

Michael Wilkinson and Matthew Cross     2013-04-13 13.49.34

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Hack Manhattan will host a Cicada Tracker build party on Saturday, April 13th.

Date Saturday, April 13th
Time 12pm to 4pm—come any time
Address Hack Manhattan, 137 West 14th Street, 2nd floor

Kits will be available for sale for $20. Cash or credit card.

We designed this cheaper, simplified kit based on the original WNYC design. You can also bring the original WNYC version and we’ll help you assemble it. A limited number of printed circuit boards will also be available for those who want to solder the kit.

Listen to the Brian Lehrer Show segment on the project:

Read more:

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