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Students, ­Chicago Scientists Turn Wrigley Field Into Data Lab


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Chicago's Wrigley Field.

Researchers in the Array of Things project, an initiative of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, worked with students at Chicagos Lane Technical College Prep High School and researchers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to turn the citys Wrigley Field ballpark into a sensor node installation.

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Researchers in the Array of Things project, an initiative of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, worked with students at Chicago’s Lane Technical College Prep High School and researchers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to turn the city’s Wrigley Field ballpark into a sensor node installation.

The Array of Things (AoT) project aims to "instrument the city" with a sensor network capturing activity, environmental, and infrastructure data.

Student teams built, programmed, and deployed prototypes for sensors designed to measure sound, weather, and customer satisfaction. Every node bundles sensors measuring environmental data and images that can be analyzed for various factors, and data captured by the nodes is then issued publicly.

Working with students at Lane Technical, AoT researchers have devised a pilot educational program to set up similar projects at schools, using commercially available devices to help students produce smaller versions of the sensor network.

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