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Robert Smith, Real Time Flood

Pioneer Works 2016 resident Robert Smith and the Center's Education Integrator Dave Scheinkopf discuss the development of a flood warning system using wireless phone technology. The Real Time Flood project is an experiment to develop better communications systems to deliver real time data to residents before a disaster hits.

Robert Smith is a technologist and Red Hook resident who is interested in exploring the relationship of tech to community partly through Red Hook Wifi, a free public community wireless network, created to provide a free communication platform for the residents of Red Hook. Over the course of his PW residency. Smith will explore the possibilities of technology such as Ras Pi, to develop tools for disaster preparation and environmental awareness. His research will be geared towards designing weatherproof electronic systems to be featured at the Pioneer Works 2016 hardware hackathon, Intervention.