This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, follow along with air quality monitoring classes in Brooklyn, plan for a Boston meet-up, check out new maps and as you read through, see a few snippets of version 2.0 of the Public Lab website (coming soon). Enjoy!
Air Quality Class in Brooklyn. The first air quality monitoring class at Cypress Hills in Brooklyn, NY was held on Friday. Follow along with the class each week as class plans and assignments are posted on the Public Lab website.
Boston Public Lab meet-up. If you're in the Boston area, take a quick break from shoveling and mark your calendars for the February 20th Public Lab meet-up in Somerville, MA! If you're planning on going, please leave a comment on the event note.
"Like" your favorite spectra. A new feature on SpectralWorkbench.org now lets you "like" your favorite spectra. This is a feature that will also be coming to the Public Lab website for research notes.
Six new maps in the Public Lab archive. Check out two new maps from Towson University, and one each from Morgan City, Louisiana, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina and San Diego, California.
Invitation to NYC urban farmers and community gardeners. If you're interested in participating in co-designing inexpensive garden data collection tools, please read the call for participants here.
Research notes Easy cut Delta kite simplifications (posted by dan.beavers) Where can I get qualitative spectrometer readings (posted by ernestbolds) Prototype countertop spectrometer built(works) (posted by cbreuer) Distance spectrometry of refineries: questions (posted by eustatic) Fake alcoholic drinks (posted by Dplus) Grating angle (posted by cfastie) Bayou Manchac map of sewage problem (posted by eustatic) Gowanus brainstorm on annotated maps (posted by liz)
As always, if anything was missed please email the list, post a research note or send a message to email@example.com for inclusion in the newsletter next weekend. Have a great week, Shannon