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Research by cfastie 969 research notes and wiki edits starting over 5 years ago


What should we do at LEAFFEST?

by cfastie 1 day ago | 0 | 55 | 2

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 10 days ago | 1 | 89 | 2

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

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Mini Pearl Logger longer

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 101 | 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 about 1 month ago | 7 | 133 | 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 about 1 month ago | 0 | 117 | 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 about 1 month ago | 3 | 194 | 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 2 months ago | 3 | 144 | 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 3 months ago | 2 | 276 | 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 3 months ago | 3 | 164 | 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 3 months ago | 2 | 230 | 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 3 months ago | 3 | 179 | 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 3 months ago | 3 | 205 | 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 4 months ago | 0 | 526 | 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 4 months ago | 6 | 308 | 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 5 months ago | 0 | 234 | 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 5 months ago | 13 | 731 | 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 5 months ago | 5 | 489 | 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 5 months ago | 0 | 232 | 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 6 months ago | 3 | 258 | 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 6 months ago | 0 | 231 | 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 6 months ago | 6 | 233 | 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 8 months ago | 1 | 136 | 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 8 months ago | 0 | 168 | 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 11 months ago | 3 | 877 | 5

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

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360° views of the Bristol landfill

by cfastie 12 months ago | 0 | 528 | 2

*Above: Stereographic projection of a spherical panorama stitched from 21 photos taken by a Power...

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Aerial mapping a reclaimed landfill

by cfastie 12 months ago | 0 | 557 | 3

*Above: A high point on the capped surface of the retired municipal landfill at Bristol, VT. At r...

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Zero dark thirsty: Capturing replenishing nighttime rain events with a trail camera

by cfastie 12 months ago | 7 | 612 | 5

Above: LEAFFESTers observing the deployment of a trail camera (arrow) near a small stream. J...

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Ranon reconfigures the rig

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 6 | 662 | 4

*Above: Eighteen portrait mode photos taken by a Reconfigurable Rig were stitched into this ~half...

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First EOS M aerials

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 2 | 509 | 1

*Above: Stereographic projection of a half-spherical panorama stitched from 33 photos taken over ...

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LEAFFEST 2016

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 15 | 851 | 5

*Above: LEAFFEST HQ with garden and tenting grounds during the third annual LEAFFEST (2014). Phot...

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