Designed in association with the British Geological Survey, our slinky seismometer provides an elegant, low-cost solution to earthquake detection. The seismometer uses electromagnetic induction to detect ground motion and incorporates eddy current damping for improved sensing. Supplied in kit form, the seismometer is quick and easy to assemble. Connections are made via a twin core wire, pre-connected to the coil.
The slinky seismometer requires a suitable digitiser (such as our USB seismometer interface) and software such as the popular jAmaSeis
Step by step instructions are included for setting up the kit. Further information about using the kit is available at: www.bgs.ac.uk/schoolseismology