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Communities lack access to the tools and techniques needed to participate in decisions being made about their communities, especially when facing environmental hazards.

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We are an open network of community organizers, educators, technologists and researchers working to create low cost solutions for monitoring air, water and land.

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Join us today, as we work together to build and inspire a community of DIY activists and explorers using simple tools to build a growing body of data about our local environments.

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Does the Beer Lambert law apply to the opacity of reagents?

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warren commented on Question: Can DIY-spectrometer be used for analysis of soil

Hi, all - i've been collecting up some info on reagents on this page; i'll repost my question and...

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stevie commented on Mississippi Phosphates: Better air for Alice

yuck... Thanks for the updates on the site. Sad this is still a problem!

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stevie commented on MapKnitter map of Bayou Casotte on a calm, sunny day

Hmm I know a canoe rental company that might be able to help out! are other people looking at thi...

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MDizzia commented on What's one thing that could be better for newcomers about the Public Lab website?

Either a newletter that you can sign up for when enrolling on the site, or if that already exists...

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cfastie commented on Adafruit Feathers for datalogging

That's a really good point that the En pin on the Feather can disable the regulator and reduce po...

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donblair commented on Adafruit Feathers for datalogging

Thanks Chris -- this is incredibly useful. So important for folks to have a sense of the trade-o...

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mathew commented on using soap bubbles for pump calibration

@eustatic-- you definitely didn't kill momentum on the project! Once we had the calibration lock...

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eustatic commented on MapKnitter map of Bayou Casotte on a calm, sunny day

http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/jackson-county/article174563101.html

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liz commented on Need your feedback on Tag pages

Only two things seem strange @cfastie ? ;) -- then perhaps we're doing better than expected! :D

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warren commented on Local Perspectives at Barnraising 2017

Hi, @a1ahna - great post, thank you! I'd mentioned some folks interested in archaeology from low-...

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warren commented on Conversion of 4k sport camera for NDVI analysis with UAVs

Does anyone have some more photos of this conversion process we could show here, more step-by-step?

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cfastie commented on Engineered Histograms

The histograms were made with Fiji: http://imagej.net/Fiji/Downloads

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Beautiful picture

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warren commented on Calibration Issues with larger images

Super helpful. Thanks and there is an issue filed for getting it to accept larger images: https:/...

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warren commented on How similar is the code for the KnowFlow and the RIFFLE data loggers?

A good question for @rockets and @shanlter too!

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Megoptera commented on Homemade Raman spectrometer

I couldn't help notice a lack of written material, esp a numeral-labeled diagram. Hoping this is ...

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eustatic commented on using soap bubbles for pump calibration

I ended up with pump calibration kit...did i kill the momentum on this project? signs point to ye...

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eustatic commented on Hydrogen sulfide badges by Morphix Technologies

i'm tagging this and mathew's volume calibration video with "h2s"

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Adafruit Feathers for datalogging

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eustatic commented on Mississippi Phosphates: Better air for Alice

Oh, hello post. Sadly, Barbara is still at it. MS Phosphates pollutes the water, as well, which...

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stevie commented on Depth Sensor Proposal - Experimental Results

great PDF write up. say someone was to mount the tube on the wall where the water changes. What m...

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Johnix commented on Calibration Issues with larger images

Hi Warren, thanks for replying. Yes, that's quite possible. The picture is 3456*4608 pixels, 1.25...

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danbeavers commented on Depth Sensor Proposal

Go here to see the results from experimentation.

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