RFIDs producing a hive of information!

Last week the BBC reported on a new, miniature, longer-range RFID system designed to monitor bee behaviour at Kew Gardens in London. The trial has been created from off-the-shelf components consisting of standard RFID chip and a customised [albeit a slightly cumbersome-looking] aerial, which is supposedly thinner and lighter than other models used to track small insects and which delivers a greater read range. Readers are then dotted around the gardens and connected to credit-card sized, single board, Raspberry Pi computers, which log the readings.

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