Nothing exciting to report I’m afraid – still waiting for the rain to stop to take the girls out. So I thought I’d show you what they look like. Both are now kitted out with LiDAR and RaspiCam for vertical and lateral distance sampling. They run the same software – the code enables 8 ESC objects if the hostname is hermione.local or 4 otherwise:
As you may have guess, Hermione’s lid is a Salad Bowl from Italy – I spotted one we had and it fitted perfectly, so I got myself an orange one – £5 + £15 shipping to avoid the Italian postal service stealing it in transit. The bowl is concave on the underside (in its role as a salad bowl). Luckily, it’s 10cm diameter matching some black acrylic disks I have (one of which is on Hermione’s underside to which attaches the Garmin LiDAR Lite and the0 RaspiCam. Ultimately, the Scanse Sweep will be attached to this top black disc.
On that train of thought, I need to get a move on as the Scanse Sweep could well arrive before Christmas according to the latest update note.