discussion / Open Source Solutions  / 11 March 2019

Are you working on an open-source project? Tell us about it + link to your github repository

Hi wildlabbers, 

Ahead of our next series of Virtual Meetups, we want to do a bit of landscape mapping and figure out who is working on open source projects and what these are. So, please drop a comment below if this is you, tell us bit about the project and definitely include a link to a github repository so we can all find out more about your work. if there are things you need help with or ways people can get involved feel free include this info as well. 

I imagine we'll pull these all together into our github repository so they're easy to find ( @joenash is keen for us to follow this community convention), and also link all the projects as part of the notes accompanying the virtual meetups. So consider this a good chance to shamelessly plug what you're working on and get enthusastic eyes (either users or contributors) on your work.  

We've also got a final speaker position to fill in our opening meetup (though we do have some ideas), so we're going to be keeping an eye out for interesting projects to potentially feature more prominently. 

Looking forward to learning more about your work! 


Hi. One of my main projects is open source wireless software to make low power, medium range (1-5 km) wireless sensor network nodes on the Arduino platform. It uses the open IEEE 802.15.4 standard (Zigbee, Thread, 6LoWPAN) but simplifies the interface drastically so there's mainly just three main commands: init, send, and receive. Here is the link to the github repo:

I'm working on an acoustic recorder, such as for soundscape or bird work.  It will be open source soon (hardware and software).  A feature I am working toward is stacked multiple recorders to get synced recordings.  This is to enable recording from a microphone array and ultimately to enable a count of individuals instead of a count of calls.

I've stopped work temporarily on the AUV for lack of a solid operational goal.

I write a lot of code for our wildlife trade inspection platform, but so far only a small piece of it has made it out into the open: the fastest Damerau-Levenshtein edit distance MySQL function that I know of. (Even more speed improvements are forthcoming.) 

It would be great if we end up with more code that can be shared with other organizations.