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Public Lab Community Newsletter 3.10.13

by gonzoearth | March 11, 2013 06:34 11 Mar 06:34 | #6289 | #6289

Spring ahead with this summary of Public Lab community news!

The Spectral Challenge launched. It is an exciting opportunity to either enter as a participant or support the event through a donation to the prize pool. - Challenge background: - Early coverage of the challenge from Wired:

New mailing lists are being formed. Join them below: "plots-infrared"!forum/plots-infrared "plots-dc-baltimore"!forum/plots-baltimore-dc "plots-education"!forum/plots-education

Countertop Spectrometers from the Spectrometry Kickstarter are shipping now; those going to the US/Canada are about half shipped and the remainder will ship next week. Even a foot of snow can't stop us:

The Spectral Workbench API Macro sharing system had it's initial "alpha" release this week; read more:

Several new maps in the Public Lab map archive including a demonstration map with lots of background information, a kite map from Tel Aviv, and the very first Public Lab map from the Philippines.

Research note highlights:

Avoiding noise with your DIY spectrometer:

Map workshop in Belize! Community workshop with the fifth-grade class at the August Pine Ridge RC school led by Pat Coyle:

Several Gulf Coast members began a elementary age mapping workshop:

Kite design research:

Mobile Spectrometer Build:

IR webcam conversion notes:

Sensor web enablement:


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