This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, join the upcoming OpenHour, take advantage of the last week of back to school sales on kits and join events in NYC, Philadelphia and New Orleans over the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!
Announcing October’s OpenHour Topic and Presenters! Topic: Events and Event Hosting with guest presenters Jen Hudon, Katie Gradowski and Danielle Kraus! Learn more on the OpenHour page and meet us there: Monday, October 6th, 1:00pm EST.
Now through September 30th, take advantage of the Back to School sale on all Public Lab kits! Enter discount code ###BACK2SCHOOL at checkout for a 20% discount.
The Fall Public Lab Barnraising will be November 14-16 in Cocodrie, LA. Save the date and sign up today!
This weekend, join Public Lab at World MakerFaire in NYC: http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/09-17-2014/world-maker-faire
On Saturday, September 27, join the Gowanus Low Altitude Mappers as they create a map of the entire canal: http://publiclab.org/notes/yvv/09-18-2014/glam-event
Join Public Labbers in New Orleans on October 11th for the kickoff to a year of urban restoration mapping: http://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/09-11-2014/new-orleans-urban-restoration-mapping-blitz
As part of The Hacktory’s fall workshop series, Sean McGinnis will be leading a workshop (in Philadelphia) on October 18th on the basics of balloon, kite and pole mapping and using Raspberry Pi as a sensor base while mapping.
New and ongoing projects
Ongoing work from Green Garden in Newark, NJ: http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/09-17-2014/newark-green-garden-2nd-aerials
Mathew posted two research notes on preparations for the oil testing kit: http://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/09-17-2014/laser-pointers-and-the-lif-literature & http://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/09-19-2014/grading-oils-with-uv-fluorescence
Check out a note from cversek on using components of the Riffle for monitoring indoor air, tested during the recent LEAFFEST: http://publiclab.org/notes/cversek/09-18-2014/air-quality-indoors-and-in-tent-at-leaffest-2014
Looks like a great time was had by all who attended LEAFFEST! Check out a couple of visual wrap-up notes from cfastie: http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/09-18-2014/leaffest-2014-accounting & http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/09-19-2014/leaffest-aerials
Don Blair, posts research related to the Riffle water monitoring tool: http://publiclab.org/notes/donblair/09-18-2014/duty-cycles-555s-linearity
Research Note highlights
- First Infragram cam trials (primeros ensayos con camaras Infragram) (posted by ivalethia)
- Using Photosynth to automatically stitch images from kite mapping (posted by espero)
- Coqui draft board design on Upverter (posted by warren)
- Use of velcro ties in balloon mapping (posted by eustatic)
If anything was missed, please post a research note or email the list. Have a great weekend everyone! Shannon