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RS1D | DIY Kit

$229.99$354.99 USD

Vertical Axis Seismograph

  • Professional vertical axis seismograph
  • Detect all magnitude local seismicity, and larger earthquakes from across the globe
  • Our entry level seismograph, perfect for amateurs and experts alike
  • Recommended for both active & inactive seismic regions
  • DIY version includes all hardware except Raspberry Pi computer and cables
  • Compatible Raspberry Pi Models: 3 Model B, 2/3/4 Model B(+), Model B+
SKU: PR-RS-RS1D-WR Categories: ,


Build the RS1D yourself with this DIY version! Just add your own Raspberry Pi computer board, Ethernet and power cables.  All other hardware necessary to make your device is included. *Please note: No soldering is required.

Incorporating a professional-grade vertical seismometer called a geophone, the fully assembled RS1D seismograph is incredibly sensitive. It can detect powerful earthquakes originating on the other side of the planet, and all magnitudes of seismic activity in your local region that cause a vertical movement of the ground. All sorts of ground motion can be monitored including: traffic, fracking, explosions, eruptions, avalanches, landslides, earthquakes and more!

The RS1D is the perfect device for hobbyists, makers(DIY) and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that want to start learning more about seismic activities and ground motion with their very own high quality seismograph. It is a fantastic and engaging tool for educational facilities teaching STEM in a variety of subjects including geology, seismology, geophysics, computer science and technology.

For a side by side comparison of our devices to see which one is right for you, please go here.

Additional information

Weight 0.69 kg

Home/Classroom Use, All Other Use Cases

Getting Started

Setup and installation is easy! Click on this link for our Quick Start Guide to find all the details to getting started.

  • See our growing map of RS devices (and soon yours) on Station View
  • Sign up or login to your RS Dashboard on the “ShakeNet” web portal
  • Are you a teacher? Go to our dedicate Shake Education website

Need Help?

  • Looking for a quote or do you have a specific sales question? Contact us here.
  • With the product itself? – Go to our technical support forum here.
  • On any aspect of setup, instructions, recommendations, power user topics and more? – Go to our full manual here.

Additional Information

Compatible Raspberry Pi Models 3 Model B, 2/3/4 Model B(+), Model B (+)
Connectivity WiFi or Ethernet
System Requirements Windows, Linux or Mac OS compatible
License All users must adhere to the Raspberry Shake license agreement.
Warranty The Raspberry Shake circuit board and geophone components come with a one year guarantee. Full details.
Technical Specifications Click here.
Shipping All products are shipped by INCOTERM DAP. The buyer assumes all responsibility for import duties and taxes.  Shipping Terms.

What's Included

  • 1x Raspberry Shake circuit board
  • 1x Vertical Earth motion monitoring sensor with cables
  • 1x Enclosure
  • 1x 8 GB Micro SD Card (pre-programmed)

Not included

This kit does not include the Raspberry Pi computer and cables. These would be supplied by you separately.


  • Easy web-based configuration
  • ShakeNet mobile app for data visualization and earthquake monitoring
  • Web-based applications for data visualization compatible with Firefox/ Chrome/ IE
  • Desktop applications for data visualization compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Compatible with all industry-standard seismological applications (e.g., ObsPy, SeisComP3, Earthworm)


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