Thursday, March 20, 2008

Exhibit Maker's Toolbox: SeisMac

Here's a quick one for those of you with access to MacBook or MacBook Pro portables. (And as Michael Flynn astutely pointed out in the Comments Section, some older iBooks and PowerBooks too!)

SeisMac 2.0 is a freeware program created with support from the National Science Foundation through the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

The program takes advantage of the Sudden Motion Sensor inside MacBook or MacBook Pro portable computers to create a functioning seismograph.

You can download the program via this website

Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Paul, It says it will work on older ibooks too. I'll try it.
    Quoted text:
    "SeisMac has a range of plus or minus two gravities of acceleration, displaying 256 values per gravity, sampled up to five hundred times per second for each axis. SeisMac is also compatible with older Sudden Motion Sensor-equipped iBooks and PowerBooks."