What is it?
'Tis the season for cider spectrometry and air quality monitoring! Join us for an end-of-year celebration of DIY environmental monitoring, potluck-style at Parts and Crafts! Map: http://goo.gl/maps/obVrM
Also, this will serve as a super awesome Public Lab Holiday Party! Think: ugly sweaters, tinsel, abominable snowmen, snowflakes, elves, and other multi-denominational things.
Parts & Crafts:
577 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA, 02143
Toolshed Raising: Saturday, December 6, 2014
1) Saturday Open Shop: 12-2 pm: Open shop is a free public event we run every week @ Parts and Crafts. This week it's going to be a crash course "intro to the toolst"." Do you want to build a coqui with me? --- Not sure what a coqui is or why you might want to use it? Come by and find out! DIY spectrometers, thermal cameras, balloon/kite mapping stuff and more -- with staff on hand to explain how things work.
2) Show and tell: 2-3 pm: Lightning Talks! Tell us about what you're working on right now! Jeff and R.J. and Dogi are going to give us a run-down on some current projects in air quality monitoring. Got a project you want to share? Tell us what you're working on! Get feedback, share ideas, find out more about cool projects coming down the pipe.
3) Holiday Party! 3-4 pm. Eat, drink, and be merry! Also a great opportunity for mingling and getting to know the Boston Public Lab community. Interested in finding "that person" to talk to to get your air quality question answered? Have a cool project to share? Want to hang out and build on stuff? This is your window. Seed pizza provided by Parts and Crafts, bring a dish to share! 3-4 pm or however long people want to hang out.
Free and open to the public.
All the facts
Parking is available in the large lot across the street or directly in front of our building. Please do not park in the large driveway to the right of our building -- it belongs to our down-the-street neighbors
We have a dog! He's very friendly, and will likely sleep on the couch the whole time
Kids are welcome to join --- P&C is a workshop space for kids so there will be plenty for them to do. There may also be a mini-sized honk band rehearsing for some portion of the open hack session. music provided! If you have young ones and want to bring them, please do!