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Public Lab community newsletter 9.20.14

by Shannon | September 20, 2014 14:18 20 Sep 14:18 | #11166 | #11166

This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, join the upcoming OpenHour, take advantage of the last week of back to school sales on kits and join events in NYC, Philadelphia and New Orleans over the next couple of weeks. Enjoy!


Announcing October’s OpenHour Topic and Presenters! Topic: Events and Event Hosting with guest presenters Jen Hudon, Katie Gradowski and Danielle Kraus! Learn more on the OpenHour page and meet us there: Monday, October 6th, 1:00pm EST.

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

The Fall Public Lab Barnraising will be November 14-16 in Cocodrie, LA. Save the date and sign up today!

This weekend, join Public Lab at World MakerFaire in NYC: http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/09-17-2014/world-maker-faire

On Saturday, September 27, join the Gowanus Low Altitude Mappers as they create a map of the entire canal: http://publiclab.org/notes/yvv/09-18-2014/glam-event

Join Public Labbers in New Orleans on October 11th for the kickoff to a year of urban restoration mapping: http://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/09-11-2014/new-orleans-urban-restoration-mapping-blitz

As part of The Hacktory’s fall workshop series, Sean McGinnis will be leading a workshop (in Philadelphia) on October 18th on the basics of balloon, kite and pole mapping and using Raspberry Pi as a sensor base while mapping.

New and ongoing projects

Ongoing work from Green Garden in Newark, NJ: http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/09-17-2014/newark-green-garden-2nd-aerials

Mathew posted two research notes on preparations for the oil testing kit: http://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/09-17-2014/laser-pointers-and-the-lif-literature & http://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/09-19-2014/grading-oils-with-uv-fluorescence

Check out a note from cversek on using components of the Riffle for monitoring indoor air, tested during the recent LEAFFEST: http://publiclab.org/notes/cversek/09-18-2014/air-quality-indoors-and-in-tent-at-leaffest-2014

Looks like a great time was had by all who attended LEAFFEST! Check out a couple of visual wrap-up notes from cfastie: http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/09-18-2014/leaffest-2014-accounting & http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/09-19-2014/leaffest-aerials

Don Blair, posts research related to the Riffle water monitoring tool: http://publiclab.org/notes/donblair/09-18-2014/duty-cycles-555s-linearity

Research Note highlights

If anything was missed, please post a research note or email the list. Have a great weekend everyone! Shannon

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