CASA and CBER Joint Workshop on RPi "BirdNET-Pi"
23 June 2022
CBER and CASA organised a workshop to build an automated birds classifier using a RPi.
On Wednesday 22nd June, CBER and CASA organised a workshop to build an automated birds classifier using a RPi. A staff and studnets from both organisations got together to either dip into the world of Linux and RPi OS or learn more about bird's vocal signature. The workshop was facilitated by using the "BirdNET-Pi" GitHub repository by Patrick McGuire and we had the chance to have him join us remotely. Patrick did an amazing job at writing all the code to run the BirdNET Algorithm on a RPi, so everyone can easily install such a device at home! If you are interested and want to build your own device, the workshop was documented on the CE Workshop Hub. You can follow all the steps over here.
We would like to thank both Prof. Kate Jones and Prof. Duncan Wilson for allowing this workshop to happen by providing the financial and technical support. Also, a big thank you to Aude, Dhruv and Santiago who helped with designing the wooden enclosure and working out the logistics and organisation.
It was great to see people connecting with each other before both the CE Lab and the People and Nature Lab move next to each other at UCL East in QEOP in September. We look forward to more tech and ecology co-creations and collaborations in the future.