What I want to do
I want to help users of Public Lab kits understand community research that goes into the kits and lead them back into our research notes and wiki pages.
My attempt and results
A few months ago @warren and I were talking about including more research notes in the instructions with kits and strategies to increase engagement with our research process in kit design, and we hit on the idea of printing straight onto the parts of the kit effected by the research. Jeff implemented a short link system for notes that would make them small enough to fit in and around kit pieces, and this will be our first try at it, printing onto our new spectrometry kit.
lens focus: /n/7226
spectrometer development history: /n/10691
removable slit cards: /n/11246
on the bottom of the box it will read: what does /n/### mean?
these little notes are an abreviation for a web address. Add in publiclab.org/n/### to fill out the web address and see community research that lead to this spectrometer in your hands. Post your own research to see it included in future kits!
This spectrometer design:
oil testing: /wiki/oil-testing-kit
detection of brightening agents in laundry: /n/174
sugar in red wine: /n/10955
olive oil adulterants: /n/10382
milkfat concentration: /n/10012
lycopene in tomatoes: /n/9432
atmostpheric spectra: /n/6168
concentration analysis (Beer’s Law): /n/7475
flame spectroscopy: /n/4406
importing reference spectra: /n/8995
Questions and next steps
what do you think?