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Microplastics
microplastics

Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life. [source](https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/microplastics.html) Lead image from @maxliboiron's [work](/questions/maxliboiron/07-19-2018/how-to-analyze-plastics-forensically) The "[BabyLegs](/wiki/babylegs)" trawl designed by @maxliboiron is a scientifically rigorous way to collect samples of microplastics out of water, for inspection with a [microscope](/micro). ###Questions [questions:microplastics] ###Activities [activities:microplastics] ###Research notes [notes:microplastics]...


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eustatic " Here https://www.rivendellvillage.org/Toolbox_For_Sustainable_City_Living.pdf " | Read more » over 3 years ago
eustatic " Seems like it would work, except that the force of the water coming out of the machine would destroy the filter material or backflow in an undesir..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
hikinghack "Would the amount of stuff collected by putting a nylon on my washer outweigh the amount it might contribute. I wonder how long it would last before..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Thanks! I've made a chart where we could mark them for "good" and "bad" and add other notes; I hope it's roughly correct: But if it's not, it's ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
maxliboiron " We tend to reuse bottles rather than source virgin ones, since there are so many in the waste/recycling stream. For kits, I would have people find..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
asnow " Compiling ideas we have so far here: https://www.bottlestore.com/plastic-containers/plastic-jugs.html https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.asp..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
bsugar "Follow up: I think the issue will be the extent to which you want it to be more durable vs. easy to cut (referring to the one where the square shap..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
bsugar "I wouldn't normally answer a question like this but I just had to see what #babylegs were and what it was that would require them. Now I'm in too ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
HarshK " Update! Edge Detect Module completion pr has been merged into the main branch. Demo for the module is available here https://harshithpabbati.gith..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
HarshK "If you couldn't upload an image when I first uploaded the link, that has been fixed now. You can upload images. Just be sure to clear the cache. I ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
HarshK " Please note that in the link provided above, the page will not look proper. This is because there is a bug in image sequencer code itself. This wi..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
HarshK " Hello guys! Update! A working UI for new edge-detect module is available here https://harshkhandeparkar.github.io/image-sequencer/examples/legacy/ " | Read more » over 3 years ago
HarshK " If this thread is still valid, the edge-detect module is going to change soon. In the PR https://github.com/publiclab/image-sequencer/pull/771 , s..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Hi, also noting this great project; https://publiclab.org/babylegs by @maxliboiron ! " | Read more » over 3 years ago
maxliboiron "Hi Jeff, Yes! You can rig up a hacked BabyLegs to work at the start or end of pipes, from spitting to sinks to dryer vents to sewage outfalls. Real..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
liz "Just built one with @Bronwen ! Thanks for these great instructions! The line we sourced for the kit is "marine-environment"-rated and was resistan..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
wajahat "Very informative thank you free fb hacks " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
liz "@liz awards a barnstar to maxliboiron for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
maxliboiron "Looks about right to me. " | Read more » about 4 years ago
jiteovien "Thanks for the reply Max! So, what we are really looking at for conversion is adding a secondary light source as seen in the image below. " | Read more » about 4 years ago
maxliboiron "In a perfect world, you wouldn't be looking through plexi at your marine plastic because plexi has characteristics of plastic (scratches, reflectio..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
warren "A bit more info on this back at this question from some months back: https://publiclab.org/questions/stevie/12-08-2017/could-the-raspberry-pi-micro..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
warren "@jiteovien just linking your diagram and challenge up with this reply from @maxliboiron -- https://publiclab.org/questions/jiteovien/08-08-2018/can..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
warren "This looks great, and AWESOME diagram! @maxliboiron do you think we have to flip the dissecting scope so that the materials can be on the same side..." | Read more » about 4 years ago