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Developing a Raspberry Pi magnetometer for schools in the UK

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Developing a Raspberry Pi magnetometer for schools in the UK. / Beggan, Ciarán D.; Harris, Ted; Swan, Anthony; Marple, Steven; Honary, Farideh.

2015. Poster session presented at IUGG 26th General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Beggan, CD, Harris, T, Swan, A, Marple, S & Honary, F 2015, 'Developing a Raspberry Pi magnetometer for schools in the UK', IUGG 26th General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic, 22/06/15 - 2/07/15. <http://www.iugg2015prague.com/>

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Beggan, C. D., Harris, T., Swan, A., Marple, S., & Honary, F. (2015). Developing a Raspberry Pi magnetometer for schools in the UK. Poster session presented at IUGG 26th General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic. http://www.iugg2015prague.com/

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Beggan CD, Harris T, Swan A, Marple S, Honary F. Developing a Raspberry Pi magnetometer for schools in the UK. 2015. Poster session presented at IUGG 26th General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Beggan, Ciarán D. ; Harris, Ted ; Swan, Anthony ; Marple, Steven ; Honary, Farideh. / Developing a Raspberry Pi magnetometer for schools in the UK. Poster session presented at IUGG 26th General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic.

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