Our resident Kiwi Project Gadget Man, Alan Thompson, has come up with yet another brilliant solution to a real-world conservation practitioner's problem!
Using off-the-shelf components and good old Kiwi ingenuity, Alan has created and refined a device that will allow our trackers to locate their target without having to do it all by touch and feel. (Much less stressful, if you're putting your bare hands into a nesting penguin's burrow, especially!)
This is an affordable, safe & reliable solution to many potentially hazardous scenarios where you need an alternative to "touch and feel" in dark places which may harbour venomous or other cranky creatures!
For more in-depth information about Alan Thompson's Kiwi Spy device, read the Kiwi Spy (Mark II) Operating Manual. (Adobe .pdf document - approx 177kb)
- Wireless connection from camera to display
- Full colour display which reverts to monochrome, infra-red vision in low-light situations
- Lightweight and easily portable - the kit breaks down into its component parts for easy transport in your backpack
- Flexible tube
- Uses widely available AA batteries