In the Public Lab community newsletter this week, check out the Oil Testing Kit launch, join Public Lab Organizers at the Open Hardware Summit in Rome and read about ongoing work on hydrogen sulfide sensing and the FIDO temperature alarm. Enjoy!
In an exciting development for oil and gas accountability, the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit Kickstarter launched this week, check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/publiclab/the-homebrew-oil-testing-kit
The Fall Public Lab Barnraising will be November 14-16 in Cocodrie, LA. Save the date and sign up today!
The first round of Sustaining Member decals are in the mail. Get yours today!
Four days left to take advantage of the Back to School sale on all Public Lab kits! Enter discount code ###BACK2SCHOOL at checkout for a 20% discount.
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
If you’re attending the Open Hardware Summit in Rome on September 30 and October 1, check out Public Lab Organizer, Hagit Keysar’s, talk on Open Hardware and Civil Architecture.
OpenHour Monday, October 6th, 1:00pm EST on the OpenHour page. This OpenHour will be on “Events and Event Hosting” with guest presenters Jen Hudon, Katie Gradowski and Danielle Kraus! Learn more on the OpenHour page.
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
Sara Wylie discusses her recent presentation to the NIEHS on hydrogen sulfide sensing: http://publiclab.org/notes/Sara/09-25-2014/hydrogen-sulfide-monitoring-tool-well-received-at-niehs-conference
rjsteinert created a tool page for the FIDO temperature alarm: http://www.publiclab.org/wiki/fido-the-raspberry-pi-based-temperature-alarm-that-sends-text-messages
Laura Chipley makes her first post about mountain top removal (MTR) in West Virginia and calls for tools for monitoring MTR and hydrofracking: http://www.publiclab.org/notes/LauraChipley/09-25-2014/sensors-for-collecting-environmental-data-at-mtr-and-hydrofracking-sites
A draft agenda for the Organizers Summit, prior to the Barnraising, was posted: http://publiclab.org/wiki/organizers-summit
Read notes on the progress of the Oil Testing Kit over the last week: http://publiclab.org/tag/oil-testing-kit
Research Note highlights
- IR pass filters and a 2 camera NDVI setup (posted by dlaflash)
- Method: IR aerial photograph monitoring and evaluation of terracing restoration (posted by eustatic)
- Datalogger part 2b: simpler hardware, some observations about ion selective electrodes, and ram (posted by JSummers)
- Modified camera with 25a red filter NDVI needs calibration, any ideas? (posted by Tbtouaki)
- Problem with photomonitoring plugin on fiji (posted by silvanhi)
- The history of pigeon camera photography (posted by Kentells)
- Datalogger part 2a, generating a signal, amplifying it and displaying the data (posted by JSummers)
- Can we develop microUSB interfacing for Public Lab cameras? (posted by netham)
Check out new illustrations that detail the importance of Research Notes: http://publiclab.org/wiki/posting-research
Public Lab in the media
Don Blair discusses combining human health devices with environmental monitoring.
If anything was missed, please post a research note or email the list. Have a great weekend everyone! Shannon