It’s been awhile since we last wrote, but only because it’s been an exciting and packed month in the Public Lab community! Project updates abound, reflections on the 2014 Barnraising have been cast and we’re rolling into end of the year celebrations. Enjoy!
Become a sustaining member of Public Lab and snag one of the limited edition t-shirts!
Did you miss the Barnraising this year? Check out some of the notes from Barnraisers: http://publiclab.org/tag/barnraising
Tomorrow, join the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville Public Lab group and Parts&Crafts for a Toolshed Raising and holiday party! http://publiclab.org/notes/Hudonnoodles/10-10-2014/toolshed-raising-on-saturday-december-6
The Gulf Coast chapter is running the last mapping event of 2014. Join us Saturday, December 13th at Propeller (4035 Washington Ave) for one more trip! http://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/12-05-2014/merry-mapping-in-new-orleans
New and ongoing projects
Mapping the Kaohsiung gas explosions: http://publiclab.org/notes/muyueh/11-24-2014/kaohsiung-gas-explosions-2014-update
Kite mapping in Vancouver, BC: http://publiclab.org/notes/MelissaN/12-01-2014/kite-mapping-in-vancouver-take-3
Riffling on the Riffle, video files from a post-hackathon work session: http://publiclab.org/notes/eustatic/11-23-2014/riffing-on-the-riffle-the-youtube-files
Updates on thermal flashlight research from Northeastern students: http://publiclab.org/tag/thermal-flashlight
Do you have ideas on how to make research notes more useful? Leave a comment on this note about reproducibility by cfastie: http://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/12-05-2014/reproducibility
Wrap up from a two day brainstorm and hackathon on water quality sensors: http://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/12-01-2014/the-water-hackathon-report
Research Note highlights
- Detection of heavy metals in plants (posted by jwl. This note asks a question about toxics. Can you help answer it?)
- Titraumatic: an apparatus for pH titration (posted by jsummers)
- Low cost multimeter colorimeter (posted by jakemartin)
- Initial results: PL Mobius Infragram Point and Shoot on Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 (posted by patcoyle)
Public Lab in the media
Check out an article from Public Lab collaborators on, “Less is more: The role of small data for governance in the 21st century”. Join an ongoing conversation about the topic here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/publiclaboratory/BcErsjux4Og
Please post a research note or email the list if anything was missed. Have a great weekend everyone! Shannon
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