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Research by cfastie 984 research notes and wiki edits starting almost 6 years ago


Adafruit Feathers for datalogging

by cfastie 11 days ago | 3 | 625 | 0

Two years ago, Adafruit introduced a new line of Arduino compatible microcontroller boards. The...

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Winds aloft: and a camera too

by cfastie 28 days ago | 0 | 175 | 0

I have made [four kite flights with anemometers](https://publiclab.org/tag/series:diy-wind-sensor...

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Winds aloft: sensor overload

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 5 | 120 | 0

I have been including anemometers in the payload of kite flights for a few months ([series of res...

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Scenes from a LEAFFEST

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 2 | 128 | 0

Share a few of your LEAFFEST photos in a comment below. LEAFFEST went very smoothly this year,...

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LEAFFEST Aeropod flight

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 140 | 1

A LEAFFEST goal was to fly both an Aeropod and a SkyPod to compare their sensor results. Both can...

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NASA Aeropod unboxing

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 174 | 1

The NASA Aeropod arrived this week in a box and...

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What should we do at LEAFFEST?

by cfastie 2 months ago | 0 | 144 | 3

LEAFFEST is less than two weeks away! (Friday to Sunday: September 30 to October 1) [Details her...

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Join us at LEAFFEST 2017

by cfastie 3 months ago | 4 | 259 | 2

Above: A precocious sugar maple on September 8 at LEAFFEST HQ. WHAT: An annual Public Lab ...

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Mini Pearl Logger longer

by cfastie 3 months ago | 0 | 136 | 1

I made some incremental progress getting the Mini Pearl Logger to log data for more than two week...

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Winds aloft: less noise

by cfastie 3 months ago | 7 | 203 | 1

My first results from a [Modern Device wind sensor](https://moderndevice.com/product/wind-sensor-...

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Assembling a SkyPod GPS logger

by cfastie 4 months ago | 0 | 158 | 0

Above: A lot of soldering is required to assemble these parts into a data logger. Assembling a...

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Winds aloft

by cfastie 4 months ago | 3 | 254 | 1

_Above: This seven foot Rokkaku kite lifted a two pound camera rig with EOS M and SkyPod data log...

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Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie 4 months ago | 3 | 179 | 1

Three and a half years ago I posted [a research note](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/03-27-2...

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A sweet way to attach a camera to a kite or balloon line

by cfastie 5 months ago | 2 | 308 | 2

Above: All you need to make a good camera rig for aerial photography. This is a really easy wa...

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The Squid and the Rok

by cfastie 5 months ago | 3 | 189 | 3

I might have missed Squid Week, but I had to wait for the rain to stop. The squid kite is part of...

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Mini Pearl Jam

by cfastie 5 months ago | 2 | 252 | 2

*Above: Some perfectly good resistors that I removed from some perfectly good PCBs in hopes of lo...

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First flight of the SkyPod

by cfastie 5 months ago | 3 | 209 | 2

_Above: The SkyPod mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The SkyPod includes a GPS module and antenna, Ardui...

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The Mini Pearl Logger

by cfastie 6 months ago | 3 | 262 | 3

This spring I did some tests with a [data logger based on an Arduino Nano](https://publiclab.org/...

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Portable thermal IR temperature logger unit

by cfastie 6 months ago | 0 | 599 | 3

*Above: The infrared sensor on this data logger unit can read the temperature of an object withou...

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Dual NDVI Ultra Probe Unit

by cfastie 7 months ago | 6 | 382 | 4

*Above: The Dual NDVI Ultra Probe Unit is powered by a Nano Logger (enhanced by an array of beryl...

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Monitor your data logger

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 277 | 3

Above: An LCD module displays the data that are being periodically written to SD card. Some 3D...

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Data logger shield for Nano

by cfastie 7 months ago | 13 | 1,213 | 3

Above: The data logger shield (left) snaps onto an Arduino Nano (right). [Update: This dat...

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Inexpensive data logging

by cfastie 7 months ago | 5 | 720 | 3

*Above: These two little breakout boards are the key to using an Arduino to log data. A microSD c...

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SkyPod endurance test

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 260 | 1

*Above: After letting the SkyPod record data all afternoon in the yard (boring), I took it for a ...

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U-blox GPS board

by cfastie 8 months ago | 3 | 299 | 2

_Above: I walked this loop which is about two miles long. The route in the upper and upper left p...

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The Great GPS Ski-off

by cfastie 8 months ago | 0 | 263 | 1

_Above: The GPS capabilities of these four devices were compared in a non-definitive and poorly c...

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A standalone aerial sensor pod

by cfastie 9 months ago | 6 | 324 | 2

*Above: The new bracket to hold a self contained GPS + sensor data logger on a Saturn V Rig. The ...

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Add GPS logging to a Saturn V Rig

by cfastie 11 months ago | 1 | 174 | 2

The Adafruit Ultimate GPS breakout board was [reasonably easy to get working][1] in no small part...

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Adding GPS logging to a kite or balloon aerial photography rig

by cfastie 11 months ago | 0 | 212 | 3

_Above: A GPS board mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The module is powered by the existing battery on t...

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3D visualizations from aerial photos of a landfill (video)

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 3 | 918 | 5

*Above: A 3D model of the landfill at Bristol, Vermont created from aerial photos in ReCap 360, a...

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