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I. The Problem

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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Dave-O commented on A Test For Household Radiation

@warren Yes they are the types of badges that are worn for a period of time and then the company ...

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eustatic commented on Hurricane Harvey Industrial Impact Image Sorting

I guess i was the expert, having spotted sheens for 5 years. scott

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plundh commented on Raspberry Pi based microscope

Hi kgradow1- Yes, that's a good idea. -Peter

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kgradow1 commented on Raspberry Pi based microscope

Picking up this thread -- we're hoping to do some replications of both the lego and the acrylic ...

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liz commented on Cartoscope GRN Harvey: Requests for feedback -- not ready for use

Hi Sophia, I had a chance to show Scott in person last week, and here's what he said: it's grea...

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Zengirl2 commented on Event sorting images from Harvey

Let me know how this meetup worked out. I still have a location in Philly that could help with th...

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We need help with garden testing after Harvey

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suman commented on Solar Hot Air Balloons

Hello Mathew, Thanks for sharing some of your insights of solar heated balloons. I totally agree...

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NetRangerrr commented on Raman spectrometer in operation (sort of)

Any further work on your raman setup using the Public Lab spectography kit? I'm interested in a s...

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stevie commented on Compile screenshots and URLs for aerial images of Harvey damages in a spreadsheet for reporting

We're hosting an event using this workflow tonight at the Warehouse in New Orleans, 3014 Dauphine...

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sspatharioti commented on Cartoscope GRN Harvey: Requests for feedback -- not ready for use

Thank you @warren ! At this stage, we are mainly interested in feedback from GRN about the task, ...

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liz commented on Where can I find models for community-university data co-ownership?

Would anyone be interested in facilitating a session on this at the Barnraising? @jjcreedon @nsha...

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Riparian Industrial Facilities

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warren commented on Diagramming knowledge production on PublicLab.org

@stevie @gretchengehrke @liz -- this last diagram is a stab at explaining the site to newcomers; ...

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warren commented on Diagramming knowledge production on PublicLab.org

In light of all the work we've done to build out Q&A and activities on so many different topi...

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momosavar commented on Potentiostat Notes-3; WheeStat 5.1 Fabrication

Hello @JSummers I could not find AD8644.Can you suggest alternative part?

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Zengirl2 commented on Scenes from a LEAFFEST

@cfastie so sorry to have missed this. The rock shop would have been tons of fun. Any Garnet in t...

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Scenes from a LEAFFEST

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kgradow1 commented on MapKnitter map of Map of UNCC campus from a balloon!

This looks great! Curious as to what that sand pit construction zone is on the left side. Is...

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liz commented on Does leadership require expertise?

I would also ask, what is the role of facilitation and imagination in contemporary leadership? He...

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kits commented on Collaboratively write the new Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

We're going to try to prepare this at it's current state for the first printing with the AS220 Pr...

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Zengirl2 commented on Can we take photos with the Raspberry Pi Zero W and Raspberry Pi camera?

This tutorial will help you--skip to software section after you check parts https://learn.adafrui...

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Zengirl2 commented on Notes and Reflections from Hurricane Preparedness Discussion/Dinner

This was helpful and it sounds like you had a great mix of people. I've been thinking a lot about...

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nshapiro commented on Smartphone App for Residential Testing of Formaldehyde (SMART-FORM) Interim report

Hi @aldehyde, Apologies for the delay! That sounds like an incredible application of this techno...

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warren commented on Join us at LEAFFEST 2017

I heard @rgstatic may be coming too!

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warren commented on Kits are on the move!

Just an update here -- we're in our new digs! Lots of photo updates:

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chrowe commented on Compile screenshots and URLs for aerial images of Harvey damages in a spreadsheet for reporting

I created a web based map that shows Sierra Club's toxic sites and Harvey Ecological Hazards Map ...

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warren commented on A Questions page to encourage discussions through better UX

I just wanted to share this follow-up work that Siyuan made on Mural: https://app.mural.ly/t/aut...

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warren commented on What is the best way to formalize connecting needs with offers?

I added this question to a new page where we're trying to organize requests: https://publiclab.or...

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tester commented on Irma

Hi Liz - can you fwd me this notification if you get it by email? Anyone else who gets it too ple...

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pikit688 commented on Thermal Camera: Arduino UNO + MLX90614 IR Thermometer

How to connect camera ?

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warren commented on Is it possible to accurately size inhalable and respirable particles using a DIY microscope?

Also see https://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/10-07-2016/sizing-images-at-portland-science-hackday ...

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