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The ecology and history of forests and landscapes, and new ways to see these things. High-resolution stitched images of vegetation, including low elevation aerial photography and multispectral imaging. Design and distribution of 3D printed aerial photography rigs via the KAPtery. Enlightening communities about where they live by revealing new perspectives on their environment.



The Great GPS Ski-off

by cfastie 11 days ago | 0 | 158 | 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 15 days ago | 6 | 79 | 1

*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 3 months ago | 1 | 21 | 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 3 months ago | 0 | 12 | 2

_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 5 months ago | 3 | 775 | 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 6 months ago | 0 | 473 | 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 6 months ago | 0 | 501 | 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 6 months ago | 7 | 569 | 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 7 months ago | 6 | 616 | 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 8 months ago | 2 | 472 | 1

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

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LEAFFEST 2016

by cfastie 8 months ago | 15 | 799 | 5

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

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Photos to 3D

by cfastie 8 months ago | 6 | 819 | 2

*Above: Part of a 3D model (top) produced by ReCap 360 from 58 kite aerial photos and the same mo...

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Making the aluminum frame of an aerial camera rig (video)

by cfastie 9 months ago | 7 | 559 | 3

Making the aluminum frame of the [Aerobee Rig](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/07-05-2016/the...

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The Aerobee Rig

by cfastie 9 months ago | 5 | 684 | 1

The Aerobee Rig is a departure for KAPtery camera rigs because it's frame is not 3D printed. Ther...

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In the heat of the pile

by cfastie 10 months ago | 3 | 663 | 2

*Above: The height of the compost pile dropped about a foot in a week of cooking. The temperature...

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Compost is hot, says Riffle

by cfastie 10 months ago | 4 | 963 | 2

Above: Two temperature probes wired to a Riffle in the Nalgene bottle. Cellular respiration ...

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Soaring Riffle

by cfastie 10 months ago | 2 | 1,159 | 4

Above: Is a flying Riffle a Fliffle? It might look like somebody strapped things on to a KAP...

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Riffle campout

by cfastie 10 months ago | 7 | 1,130 | 1

The Riffle had a campout all by itself in the back yard last night. Here are some details about t...

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Graze anatomy

by cfastie 10 months ago | 6 | 1,330 | 4

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Frozen Riffle?

by cfastie 11 months ago | 3 | 897 | 1

I put the Riffle in the freezer this morning to see if the temperature sensor on the RTC would no...

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Riffle test data

by cfastie 11 months ago | 4 | 958 | 1

I think the [corruption of the micro SD card](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/05-18-2016/riff...

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Riffle test 1

by cfastie 11 months ago | 2 | 821 | 1

A beta Riffle arrived today for testing. The Riffle is a custom microcontroller board optimized f...

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Calibration cogitation

by cfastie 11 months ago | 8 | 1,072 | 4

Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) has been computed from satellite and airborne data ...

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Pole NDVI of deer grazing

by cfastie 11 months ago | 4 | 1,621 | 6

This month Nature published an article with the following assertions: There is three time...

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Tiny boost

by cfastie 12 months ago | 0 | 847 | 0

*Above: Stereographic projection of a spherical panorama stitched from 40 photos taken by a Canon...

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Plenty boost

by cfastie 12 months ago | 0 | 1,403 | 2

Switching regulators can change the voltage supplied by a battery to a higher or lower level. The...

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Nalgene submarine

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 2 | 1,737 | 5

Old Nalgene bottles could be recruited for underwater enclosures for microcontrollers. They are t...

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Auto EOS M

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 0 | 2,470 | 5

If I am going to use a Canon EOS M for kite aerial photography, I have to figure out how to trigg...

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KAPvolution

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 1 | 1,556 | 2

Above: The ascent of KAP cameras. The first camera most Public Lab mappers put into the air ...

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Rig refinement

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 2 | 874 | 2

*Above: Detail of the base of a camera tray displayed in the slicing program Simplify3D. I placed...

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Nitrogenous waste sensors for 24/7 monitoring

winsorje asked about 6 days ago

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How to use Alkaline Batteries with the Riffle?

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pdhixenbaugh asked about 21 days ago

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Can I use any red filter for capturing NIR light?

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sujayj asked about 22 days ago

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Calculating volume from ground level photos?

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warren asked about 30 days ago

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What seeds sprout fastest?

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warren asked about about 1 month ago

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Difference Between Image Calibration and Camera Calibration?

J_tanna asked about about 1 month ago

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Can you process multiple images at the same time?

JonathanM32 asked about 3 months ago

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Size of aerial imagery from balloons and kites

Morgan asked about 3 months ago

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Advice regarding taking photos over frozen surface?

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stevie asked about 3 months ago

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PublicLab Mobius calibration

dbehr asked about 3 months ago

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"Full Spectrum" grow LED Testing

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soheilkh asked about 4 months ago

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Ambient/Light Bulb Testing

idev247 asked about 4 months ago

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Spectral Workbench recording time?

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dhale2 asked about 4 months ago

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Can anyone help me troubleshoot my NDVI imagery?

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abdul asked about 5 months ago

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NDVI validation

aldrin asked about 6 months ago

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Correct Config. File & Trobule shooting2

will123 asked about 6 months ago

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Infragram Point and Shoot Plant Cam

alexrfholland asked about 7 months ago

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How to neutralize/remove the source's spectra to obtain absorption spectra?

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shubham asked about 8 months ago

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