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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.


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Graze anatomy

by cfastie 4 days ago | 6 | 229 | 4

Above: In the month since I used infrared photos to determine if deer grazing had reduced the vi...

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Frozen Riffle?

by cfastie 8 days ago | 1 | 297 | 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 8 days ago | 4 | 349 | 1

I think the corruption of the micro SD card I was using in the Riffle had nothing to do with the ...

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Riffle test 1

by cfastie 9 days ago | 2 | 331 | 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 25 days ago | 2 | 385 | 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 about 1 month ago | 4 | 508 | 4

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

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Tiny boost

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 446 | 0

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

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Plenty boost

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 565 | 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 3 months ago | 2 | 936 | 5

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

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Auto EOS M

by cfastie 3 months ago | 0 | 934 | 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 3 months ago | 1 | 924 | 2

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

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Rig refinement

by cfastie 3 months ago | 2 | 567 | 2

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

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The JerkPan

by cfastie 4 months ago | 5 | 656 | 3

Above: A 360° panorama stitched from 40 photos taken by a KAP rig with no motors or electronics. ...

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KAP rig impasse

by cfastie 4 months ago | 3 | 847 | 3

Above: A sketch (left) inspired by Pat's comment on Tony's Note and a rig inspired by the sketch ...

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Single vs. dual cameras

by cfastie 4 months ago | 1 | 1,372 | 2

Above: Ned Horning taking an aerial photo of the scene for testing filters and calibration target...

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DIY holiday

by cfastie 5 months ago | 0 | 555 | 0

The MakerBot elf has been busy and may have inadvertently made the most bizarre creche ever. Mer...

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Tales from the Cryptogam

by cfastie 5 months ago | 3 | 1,217 | 3

Above: Little planet projection of a spherical panorama stitched from 25 photos taken by a Canon ...

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How can one Infragram photo produce different NDVI results?

by cfastie 6 months ago | 6 | 1,436 | 2

Rutvij bought an infrared Mobius camera (Infragram Point & Shoot) from the Public Lab store. ...

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Testing MIDOPT filters

by cfastie 6 months ago | 8 | 1,492 | 2

Above: A folder full of photos of the same scene taken with different filters and different white...

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Dual bandpass filters

by cfastie 6 months ago | 2 | 1,874 | 2

Above: I don't really understand how interference filters work, and I'm pretty sure the person wh...

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Harry Collins and his Sociologist Stones

by cfastie 6 months ago | 3 | 794 | 3

Liz Barry has been organizing a discussion about expertise at the upcoming Public Lab Barnraising...

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Converging on an 1886 viewpoint

by cfastie 7 months ago | 2 | 928 | 2

Above: Little planet projection of an aerial panorama stitched from 25 photos taken by a Canon S1...

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On being doomed to repeat historical lithographs

by cfastie 7 months ago | 3 | 1,588 | 4

Above: Little planet projection of a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken from the wrong place ...

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Kite => GPS => Explicate

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 947 | 2

Above: Little planet projection of a 23 photo panorama of Bristol, VT. October 30, 2015. Between...

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Cloudy Bright

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 967 | 2

Above: Stereographic projection of a half-spherical panorama of Vergennes stitched from 23 photos...

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Uncontrolled reentry

by cfastie 7 months ago | 3 | 1,256 | 2

Above: Stereographic projection of a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken by a Canon S100 on a ...

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Power to the SkyShield

by cfastie 7 months ago | 5 | 1,724 | 0

Above: The dreaded result when the SkyShield batteries get too low to drive the servos correctly....

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Middle Planet

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 1,159 | 2

Above: Stereographic projection of a spherical KAP panorama from a few hundred feet above the cen...

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The Orb of Salisbury

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 1,539 | 0

Above: The big white buildings are Maple Meadow Farm in Salisbury, Vermont. The longer ones house...

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Return to Planet LEAFFEST

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 1,504 | 1

Above: Dramatic differences in the surface of Planet LEAFFEST have been documented by repeat flyb...

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