This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, turn your applications in to join the Public Lab nonprofit team as Outreach Manager, attend one of the gatherings in Austin or New Orleans and get updates on testing for pesticide, the Thermal Flashlight and tips for reporting pollution at the Gowanus Canal. Enjoy!
There are currently two job openings at the Public Lab nonprofit. One is for a full time Outreach Manager (applications due this Wednesday!) and one is for a contract based Layout Editor. For more information on both, please visit: http://publiclab.org/wiki/public-lab-jobs
Public Lab has been accepted to Google Summer of Code 2014! Now’s the time to brainstorm some new projects: http://publiclab.org/wiki/gsoc-ideas -- join the discussion on the plots-gsoc list, which you can join on that page. We are also looking for mentors for GSoC; please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested or would like to learn more.
Beta oil testing kits are now shipping to people that signed up to pilot test them. Keep an eye out for updates on the kit coming soon!
Hey Austin, Texas! Quick reminder that we’ll be having a meet-up at Easy Tiger tomorrow (March 10th) beginning at 5pm.
The Gulf Coast Public Lab Chapter will be hosting a get together in New Orleans on Tuesday evening, March 18th to discuss plans and upcoming projects for 2014 in the Gulf Coast region. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Beginning this week, Public Lab Organizer, Dan Beavers, will be co-teaching a workshop series on 3D printing in New Orleans. More information here: http://gopropeller.org/events/633/
New and ongoing projects
Read an update on work being done with the thermal flashlight by Don Blair.
Learn about reporting pollution at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY from the Hudson Riverkeeper.
A new research note has been posted in the series on pesticide detection in organic raspberries. You can read it here.
View an animation of thermal pollution from Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant in New Jersey.
Public Lab in the media
From the SciStarter blog, Spec-tacular Science: Use Public Lab’s DIY spectrometer to find out what stuff is made of!
Research Note highlights
- HDR2: Using over-exposure to your advantage (posted by stoft)
- Infragram webcam and Arduino (posted by HoughtonHonors)
- MakerBot Rev1 5V Power Upgrade (posted by danbeavers)
- Easy KAP kite (posted by Ecta64)
- Yellow smoke plume at Lawrence Point, Queens (posted by warren)
- More “fake” NDVI (posted by Ecta64)
- 3D printed mapping rigs (posted by cfastie)
- SNOWFEST the movie (posted by cfastie)
- Fake NDVI (posted by Ecta64)
As always, if anything was missed, please email the list or post a research note. Have a great week everyone! Shannon