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Public Lab community newsletter 9.7.2014

by Shannon | September 08, 2014 03:34 08 Sep 03:34 | #11116 | #11116

In the Public Lab community newsletter this week, make sure to take advantage of back to school discounts on kits, check out the new MapKnitter annotations and join Public Labbers in Vermont, New York and Louisiana during upcoming events. Enjoy!


MapKnitter Annotations: first live release! The first pre-beta of the new MapKnitter interface is live. Try it out at Thanks to justinmanley for his work during Google Summer of Code!

Now through September 30th, take advantage of the Back to School sale on all Public Lab kits! Enter discount code ###BACK2SCHOOL at checkout for a 20% discount.

Upcoming events

Join Public Labbers in Vermont for the annual LEAFFEST gathering September 13 and 14. Camp, cook and work on open science projects! Here’s an update from event organizer Chris Fastie:

On September 18th, join grassroots mappers in New Orleans to work on mapping techniques and create mapping rigs for upcoming Fall projects:

NYC World Maker Faire September 20-21. Join us for meeting fantastic teachers, technologists, and activists from all over! Join the thread and sign up in the schedule.

The Fall Public Lab Barnraising will be November 14-16 in Cocodrie, LA. Sign up today!

New and ongoing projects

Read an update from Indonesian partners on the DustDuino project around creating a mobile sensor:

Public Lab Organizer, Cindy Regalado, led a family oriented kite mapping workshop in the United Kingdom. Read her notes and reflections on the workshop structure here.

Mathew posted work related to testing oil fluorescence using gelatin caps:

Testing out embedding Google Maps on in preparation for making a collaborative map of water conductivity with journalism students:

Research Note highlights

Public Lab in the media

Odyssey Magazine ran a piece on balloon mapping geared towards kids:

Eymund Diegel was featured for his work at the Gowanus Canal in the New York Times and Vice.

If anything was missed, please post a research note or send a message to the list. Have a great week everyone!

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