Raspberry Boom Infrasound Monitor

COMING TO KICKSTARTER ON MARCH 22nd, 2018! (This section of the manual is a work in progress. Won’t be finished until April or May of 2018)



All models of Raspberry Shake, including the Raspberry Shake [1D, 3D, 4D], Raspberry Boom and Raspberry Jam use the same software. Sections of the Quick Start Guide have been tailored to each product but the overall manual applies to them all. Other specific manual sections, like this one, have been created to address issues specific to the individual products.


The Raspberry Boom is sensitive to temperature but not orientation nor leveling. The Raspberry Shake and Boom, because it has a built in seismometer, must be leveled.


Do not touch the tip of the mechanical filter! It has an incredibly small orifice (microns in diameter) which would easily be clogged by oils from your fingers.

DIY Wind Noise Reduction Solutions

Wind is the most common type of infrasound noise, especially below 2 Hz. You can get a feel for this by installing your Raspberry Boom outside on a windy day. In order to reduce wind noise, you can try any of the following low-cost, Do It Yourself (DIY) strategies to shield your Boom from the wind.

Strategy 1

Take a fake rock or bucket, drill a bunch of holes in it, line it with a porous foam material and locate the Raspberry Boom inside.


Strategy 2

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) infrasound network employs spatial wind noise averaging systems like those seen in this youTube video and this article. Create your own spatial wind averaging system inspired by the pros at the CTBTO.


Hint: Fitting the ends of the PVC pipes with a bit of foam dramatically improves wind reduction results.


An infrasound sensor is also known as a “microbarograph” and “pressure transducer”.


Developed by the Raspberry Shake team, the idea for the Raspberry Boom was originally inspired by Jeffrey Johnson Of Boise State University, an expert in volcano infrasonics with a Ph.D. in Geophysics, who developed his own infrasound sensor called the InfraBSU.

To Do

  • Sources of infrasound section and waveform examples
  • Swarm helicorder filter