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Founder of Code for Maine and a Captain in the Code for America Brigade program since 2012.
Passionate about Civic Hacking and the Maker Movement. Advocate for better rural transit. Outreach liason with African immigrant/refugee communities.
Educator at U. of S.Maine and Harpswell Coastal Academy public middle school.

Joined over 4 years ago

Relevance of Virtual Reality to the World of Grassroots Mapping and Citizen Science?

by ajawitz over 2 years ago | 2 | 1,894 | 5

I've been hearing about Virtual Reality since the "Lawnmower Man" days of the 1990s, and up un...

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Buoyancy-Driven Underwater Glider

by ajawitz almost 3 years ago | 12 | 6,795 | 4

I want to develop an underwater autonomous vehicle based on a design the US Navy developed for...

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Raspberry Pi as Marine Traffic Radar

by ajawitz about 3 years ago | 2 | 21,350 | 1

I want to monitor and log commercial marine traffic using a Raspberry Pi as a "Software Define...

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DIY Document Scanning

by ajawitz about 3 years ago | 0 | 3,180 | 3

I want to share various DIY techniques for digitizing hard-copy books and documents using some...

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2015 KAP Mapping Season in Midcoast Maine!

by ajawitz about 3 years ago | 2 | 2,941 | 2

This project is a continuation of work documented extensively in the research note entitled-[K...

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Options for Low-Cost LIDAR

by ajawitz over 3 years ago | 9 | 8,837 | 3

I want to research the current availability of low-cost [LIDAR](

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Map showing where you can and can't fly drones

by ajawitz almost 4 years ago | 12 | 8,108 | 1

The following map can be found at and additional data can be...

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Aerial Mapping Drone for Under $60?

by ajawitz almost 4 years ago | 25 | 21,938 | 10


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Grassroots Underwater Photography?!!

by ajawitz almost 4 years ago | 11 | 4,456 | 1

I want to examine potential low-cost, underwater imaging techniques by adapting approaches origi...

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KAP Rig for Mobius Action Cam

by ajawitz almost 4 years ago | 4 | 5,000 | 4

I want to design an aerial photography rig specifically for the [Mobius Action Cam](https://ww...

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KAP Test for Invasives Monitoring Project

by ajawitz almost 4 years ago | 27 | 4,822 | 2

I want to successfully complete all steps of a grassroots mapping workflow in order to put tog...

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Mobilizing Data to Combat the Evil Green Crab

by ajawitz about 4 years ago | 17 | 1,845 | 1

I want to build diy/open source tools to assist research into impacts of invasive aquatic specie...

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Simple Weather-Alert Web App for Grassroots Mappers?

by ajawitz about 4 years ago | 2 | 2,897 | 2

I would like to create a simple script/recipe to help plan for weather-sensitive group events (...

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Mesh Networks for Rural Transit

by ajawitz about 4 years ago | 2 | 4,523 | 3

I want to utilize open source wifi/mesh networking protocols to provide small towns and rural...

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Cloud Sensor Base-Station

by ajawitz over 4 years ago | 1 | 3,654 | 3

I want to create a platform with the capacity to control a large number of sensors and actuators...

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Thermal Flashlight Using MLX90614 IR Evaluation Board From Sparkfun

by ajawitz over 4 years ago | 6 | 7,932 | 2

I would like to build a Thermal Flashlight that is very similar to the current recommended metho...

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Thermal Flashlight from hacked, off-the-shelf Pocket IR Thermometer

by ajawitz over 4 years ago | 6 | 6,341 | 1

I would like to hack an off-the-shelf IR Thermometer found at any Radio Shack (link and image be...

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DIY Time Machine

by ajawitz over 4 years ago | 2 | 2,637 | 3

The [Harpswell Makerspace and MediaLab](

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ajawitz was awarded the Basic Barnstar by danbeavers for their work published in Aerial Mapping Drone for Under $60? .