Sticky Pi, a high-frequency smart insect trap to study daily activity in the field
Sticky Pis are smart sticky traps using a Raspberry Pi camera to automatically score when, which and where insects were captured (using modern AI tools). They take very frequent pictures (three per hour), which reveals much more information compared to traditional traps (such as insects’ response to weather fluctuations and effect of the time of the day).
Sticky Pis integrate into a scalable platform, where individual devices send their data to a centralised web-server. A single team can deploy multiple devices and compile large ecological datasets.
The Sticky Pi project is a community open-source academic resource. They are affordable and can be easily adapted for research, teaching and applied for work. If you use Sticky Pis in your research, please cite our publication.