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warren commented on Visualize live sensor data with p5js and an Arduino

Looking at better breadboardable headphone jacks! https://www.adafruit.com/product/1699

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nshapiro commented on Community formaldehyde monitoring at natural gas compressor stations, protocol and data sheet

@nshapiro has marked gretchengehrke as a co-author.

1 comments » about 13 hours ago

liz commented on watercraft from reused and recycled components

Love it! Ever hear of the adventures of the http://www.floatingneutrinos.com/ ?

9 comments » about 20 hours ago

Last coal plant in Chicago shut down

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warren commented on DIY-spectrometer episode 2 (using LEGO)

This is amazing!!! Very cool. Do you have more information on the linear CCD setup? How did you r...

3 comments » 1 day ago

MaggPi commented on Overview: Hackteria Remix: Building a Basic Microscope with Raspberry Pi

Hi, I would like to use the raspberry pi camera holder but the link is no longer posted. Can yo...

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hendrikm commented on watercraft from reused and recycled components

hey @nikete :) this is Hendrik. I found this via CS, and it sounds super cool. If you need help, ...

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EdMallon commented on An Arduino Based UnderWater Sensor Platform

I had a project that needed some live data display, and looking for the cheapest low-power soluti...

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Paquicamus commented on Willow Creek Water Quality Monitoring (EC and TDS)

I have done many calibrations to correlate Conductivity vs TDS. One thing that I have found out i...

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Receipt submission form 2018

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tech4gt commented on Announcing 9 Google Summer of Code projects for 2018

Thanks a lot @warren :D

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JSummers commented on 3D Printed CCD Spectrometer (WheeTrometer 3.0)

Anyone interested in this project? I am working on code to use the Toshiba TCD1304 ccd in this p...

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Community Microscope Kit

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xose commented on Designing a soil sampling tool kit for community science /environmental justice applications

Hi @jjcreedon I personally think this will be a very important contribution for affected communit...

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Shell Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

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Community Microscope Kit

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MaggPi commented on GSoC proposal: Computer Vision enhancements for Raspberry Pi based Public Lab Science Projects

icarito amirberAgain My IB French exam is Thus and Fri. Is is possible to set something up Frid...

13 comments » 7 days ago

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Microscopes

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amirberAgain commented on GSoC proposal: Computer Vision enhancements for Raspberry Pi based Public Lab Science Projects

Hey @maggPi and @icarito, let's try to sync up and try to have a call in the coming days. I was t...

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liz commented on How do I dye kombucha leather?

Wow very interesting. Interested to hear this report back!

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Open Call

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gauravano commented on LIGHT SPECTRUM

hi @lauramorenor, would you like to add more information to this note?

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MaggPi commented on Is there a way to use RGB spectral overlap to make better spectral measurements?

Thanks! Interesting that 580nm plus or minus x nm could be a type of spectral anchor. I am won...

2 comments » 8 days ago

warren commented on Announcing 9 Google Summer of Code projects for 2018

Hi, everyone!!! Just wanted to say to the GSoC folks -- welcome to your first day!!! @MaggPi, @G...

14 comments » 9 days ago

Bay Area Maker Faire!

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Event by stevie with warren 9 days ago | 0 | 1

sagarpreet commented on Summer of code with Public Lab

Thank you :)

3 comments » 9 days ago

xose commented on Rough prototype of video analysis tool for monitoring a pixel's brightness/color over time

Impressive Jeff. As soon as we check the outcome, this analysis will be carried on the pictures o...

2 comments » 9 days ago

warren commented on Rough prototype of video analysis tool for monitoring a pixel's brightness/color over time

@xose check this prototype out for your river timelapse project... Very crude but interesting?

2 comments » 10 days ago

stevie commented on Remove lens distortion from photos with FisheyeGL

This is Awesome!!! Just getting to test it out now. Thanks so much for putting this together and ...

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Toys - Creating and Painting

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Summer of code with Public Lab

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MaggPi commented on Raspberry PI NoIR close-up Imaging

-warren, yes most bills have ir markings. Believe the bills make a good subject since they have...

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Community Microscope Kit

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Microscope

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cedarlodge commented on Raspberry Pi spectrometer GUI

Not yet, It's my half term break in about two week so I can get back onto it around then.

7 comments » 12 days ago

icarito commented on GSoC proposal: Computer Vision enhancements for Raspberry Pi based Public Lab Science Projects

Hi, this is first test of the chat in chatroom. I was wondering if there is any preference for ...

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Your First Contribution on Public Lab

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warren commented on Which Public Lab kit is best for testing the impact of different camera settings?

I'd love to see maybe a grid of comparison on different settings! This was an interesting example...

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warren commented on Raspberry Pi spectrometer GUI

How's this going, @maggpi?

7 comments » 13 days ago

warren commented on GSoC proposal: Computer Vision enhancements for Raspberry Pi based Public Lab Science Projects

Hi, @maggpi - could you paste in your GitHub project link here? Have you thought of a name for yo...

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difautsch commented on Event: Mapping wetlands and algae blooms

I’ll see ya there!

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Microscope Webcam Conversion

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All Summer of Code convening Live Call

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LIGHT SPECTRUM

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