In the newsletter this week, check out updates from Google Summer of Code projects, browse the work done on near-infrared imaging at LEAFFEST and get ready for the 2013 Public Lab Barnraising. Enjoy!
GSoC ends in 1 week -- soft “pencils down” tomorrow. More updates to come, but check out a post on the GSoC project to find the closest matched spectra from the database.
There is a Waag Society/Public Lab program in Amsterdam for infrared plant analysis and kite mapping this upcoming week, taught by Cindy Regalado and Jeff Warren -- get in touch on the firstname.lastname@example.org list if you're interested in participating.
New and ongoing projects
LEAFFEST resulted in a lot of intense camera testing related to the Infragram project, and has yielded a variety of helpful research: http://publiclab.org/tag/leaffest
The “Sky Camera” app developed by Mohit Meena is out for testing. Feedback can be provided (and is requested) on the plots-gsoc mailing list: http://publiclab.org/wiki/sky-camera / http://publiclab.org/wiki/gsoc-2013
Keep an eye on the new Amsterdam wiki page created this past week to get an idea of Public Lab happenings in the region.
Research Note highlights
Nungesser test: collection of coal or petroleum coke for further testing and Nungesser test #2, UV and green lazer (posted by eustatic) Infrared behavior of A810 (posted by cfastie) Eye-Fi + BAP + Solar Install = Win? (posted by Natevw) De-Bayer research (posted by danbeavers) Finding neon (posted by cfastie)
Hot topics on the mailing lists
DIY detection of radiation in phosphogypsum mud: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/publiclaboratory/3Ygm1hHQhHA
An interesting open access journal soliciting citizen science: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/publiclaboratory/L0icyDKzje4
A new 3D printable spectrometer project: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/plots-spectrometry/EyBsC3uin4g
Using light field cameras for DIY science: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/publiclaboratory/K8GkRETNC9k
Public Lab in the media
Directions Magazine runs an article on open data and Public Lab.
Hack your PhD interviews Liz Barry on civic science and Public Lab.
Have a great week everyone! As always, please email the list or post a research note if anything was missed. All best, Shannon