Public Lab Research note


by cfastie | September 13, 2015 03:48 13 Sep 03:48 | #12212 | #12212

Above: The third annual LEAFFEST (2014)

WHAT: An annual meetup to refine Public Lab tools and brainstorm new ones.
WHEN: October 9 to 11 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)(Monday is Columbus Day).
WHERE: Chris’s house in Salisbury, VT.
HOW: Bring a tent and stay the whole weekend. There will be lots of food.
WHY: Because Public Labbers Make Things Better (and also like camping and eating).

Public Lab Organizers Chris Fastie and Ned Horning will be hosting the gathering. The tentative agenda includes several projects:

The Oil Testing Kit: Jeff Warren and/or Yagiz Sutcu will lead a work session on improving the performance of the new fluorescence spectrometry kit.
The Turbid Riffle: Don Blair will lead a work session on turbidity sensors which leverage the Riffle to monitor water quality.
NDVI calibration: Ned Horning will lead a work session to test protocols for producing calibrated NDVI values from infrared photos taken by single- and dual-camera infrared systems.
Structure from motion: Chris Fastie will lead a work session to collect and/or process aerial photos to make 3D topographic models of landscapes.
Your suggestion: You should request that we organize a session about an existing or potential Public Lab tool that you would like to learn about or tell others about.

Above: This will be the first LEAFFEST held in October when the name LEAFFEST will not be false advertising.

Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the weekend to contribute or learn. We will post more details here as they emerge and also at the publiclab-northeast Google Group where you can ask questions and suggest activities. Questions and suggestions are also welcome in the comments below.

There are 30 research notes tagged LEAFFEST from the first three LEAFFESTs (2012 to 2014). Let's up the average this year!

To help us plan,

Please sign up at this Google form.
Here is a Google Doc for planning ride sharing.
Here is the list of attendees so far.


Hooray! Looking forward to it!

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