Whoever said nothing good comes from old, dead cellphones certainly hasn’t seen this $100,000 Kickstarter campaign.
Apparently, somewhere deep in the rainforests, the environmental/animal protection group, Rainforest Connection is taking old cellphones and doing good.
Rainforest Connection is partnering with the Zoological Society of London to help stop illegal logging and poaching. The device attaches to a tree or jungle stand, and allows anyone in the world to listen in and detect illegal activity in the rainforest.
The group’s first major project with the Zoological Society of London will be installing 30 recycled Android listening devices in the jungles of Cameroon. You can read a good summary of the project here.
This is a neat little project that lets you get involved with doing good for the world.