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A DIYer who believes that people are not passive victims at the mercy of socio-economic and environmental forces around them; people are indeed social agents capable of affecting change. Much of my work as an academic at University College London in the UK and my work with Citizens without Borders is based on this conception. I develop DIY approaches to incite trust in our abilities to question, to do, and that what we do actually matters.


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Maps without borders: Stories of civic science in action

by Cindy_ExCites 10 months ago | 0 | 96 | 2

This storytelling exhibition showcases powerful aerial maps created by citizens using [kites, bal...

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Hack a camera to make you own DIY Near Infrared device

by Cindy_ExCites about 1 year ago | 11 | 458 | 1

This is a workshop to introduce the Public Lab community to members of Citizens without Borders a...

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Oil testing kit Beta programme - Scanning the unknown & the not so well known…

by Cindy_ExCites about 2 years ago | 4 | 1,727 | 2

Date: 5/Nov/2015 Here I document my experience collecting samples in my neighbourhood with ...

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Oil testing kit Beta programme - Technical adjustments (hack!)

by Cindy_ExCites about 2 years ago | 2 | 2,148 | 2

[Oil testing kit Beta programme](http://publiclab.org/notes/ygzstc/07-14-2015/oil-testing-kit-bet...

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Oil testing kit Beta programme - Scanning OTK samples

by Cindy_ExCites about 2 years ago | 5 | 1,588 | 3

Contributors: @TedF and @cindy_excites Date: 4/Nov/2015 Here we document our experience ...

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Oil testing kit Beta programme - Calibration notes

by Cindy_ExCites about 2 years ago | 6 | 2,316 | 1

Contributors: @TedF and @cindy_excites Date: 31/Oct/2015 Here we document our experien...

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Oil testing kit Beta programme - Assembly: spectrometer

by Cindy_ExCites about 2 years ago | 0 | 2,100 | 0

Contributors: @TedF and @cindy_excites Date: 31/Oct/2015 Here we document our experien...

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Oil testing kit Beta programme - Assembly: cuvette frame

by Cindy_ExCites about 2 years ago | 0 | 2,329 | 5

Contributors: @TedF and @cindy_excites Date 07/Oct/2015 Here we document our experience ...

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Oil testing kit Beta programme - Package content

by Cindy_ExCites about 2 years ago | 1 | 2,203 | 3

Contributors: @TedF and @cindy_excites Date: 07/Oct/2015 Happy to finally dig into this....

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DIY aerial photography: Kite-mapping workshop in London, UK

by Cindy_ExCites over 2 years ago | 2 | 1,893 | 1

Ted and myself, Cindy will be hosting a two-part work...

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The myterious case of the British Daisy - Fastie colormap in Infragram.org

by Cindy_ExCites over 2 years ago | 4 | 2,208 | 1

I would like so help in figuring out this Infragram.org mystery... here are the exact steps I too...

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DIY aerial photography: Kite-mapping workshop at the ElectroMagnetic Field Festival in Bletchley, UK

by Cindy_ExCites about 3 years ago | 0 | 2,080 | 3

By Cindy and Ted This past weekend (30th Aug) Ted and I ...

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The story of a DIY poem

by Cindy_ExCites over 3 years ago | 1 | 1,544 | 6

I never got to the deliver this 'poem'/recital because the event at the Design Museum was cancell...

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Response to "How do DIY processes encourage citizen participation?"

by Cindy_ExCites over 3 years ago | 3 | 2,933 | 3

We, as organizers in the Public Lab community, had the opportunity for one week in September 2013...

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Doing it Yourself: Kite-mapping… an activity for the ‘privileged’?

by Cindy_ExCites over 4 years ago | 6 | 5,022 | 3

Kite, check, reel, check, camera, check, SD card & batteries, check, camera rig, check, glove...

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Touch|Play|Learn: a space to explore & create

by Cindy_ExCites about 5 years ago | 0 | 1,854 | 0

We've been working away for the last month organising our event Touch|Play|Learn as part of the O...

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Infrared camera test - film types

by Cindy_ExCites about 5 years ago | 9 | 4,209 | 0

Hello All! I finally managed to make myself an infrared camera using the same canon model as in t...

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First reading from the humidity and temperature sensor @ the community garden

by Cindy_ExCites over 5 years ago | 3 | 4,388 | 2

On the 1st of August we prototyped and installed a humidity and temperature sensor at the Mildmay...

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preparing for the Touch|Play|Learn mini-Expo

by Cindy_ExCites over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,735 | 2

The next step in our initiative is to prepare for a mini-Expo (touch/play/learn show and tell) at...

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Update June-July (web-development)

by Cindy_ExCites over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,647 | 2

Parallel to the developments at the Mildmay Community Centre and based on the initial community n...

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Update May-June-July

by Cindy_ExCites over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,979 | 2

Although the Mildmay Community Centre are the main drivers in this initiative, our initial point ...

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Aims of initiative

by Cindy_ExCites over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,766 | 0

Science has no Borders take a hands-on, community-lead and capacity building approach to research...

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Initiative summary

by Cindy_ExCites over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,961 | 0

Science Has No Borders is an Inclusion Award 2012 funded initiative. Keeping true to the objectiv...

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Wondering if anyone in Mexico is helping with earthquake relief in Oaxaca?

by warren 2 months ago | 0 | 104 | 2

@cindy_excites posted to the Grassroots Mapping list -- Hello everyone! Wo...

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July 12 event in Sheffield UK -- the changing face of expertise in the 21st C

by liz 5 months ago | 0 | 126 | 1

Sheffield, UK: **12th July panel on "The changing face of expertise in 21st C - reshaping ex...

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