From MacBook to Personal Seismograph

13 12 2007

I happened up this by accident and as a MacHead I thought it interesting enough to post. SeisMac by Suitable Systems is a Mac OS X application that turns your MacBook or MacBook Pro into a seismograph. It access your laptop’s Sudden Motion Sensor in order to display real-time, three-axis acceleration graphs. Version 2.0’s enhancements make SeisMac an even more valuable tool for classroom demonstrations of seismic concepts and techniques.

According to the website, SeisMac 2.0 was created with support from the National Science Foundation through the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

Here’s a screen shot:

The company also makes SeismaCalibrate, an application that calibrates a Macintosh laptop’s Sudden Motion Sensor, and makes SeisMac much more accurate.

Both are freeware! If any of you readers try this out, please comment back with feedback!

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15 02 2010
Scott Baine

This is great! Wow what will Mac come up with next?

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