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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 and microcontroller gadgets via the KAPtery. Tweeting these things.

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A sweet way to attach a camera to a kite or balloon line

by cfastie 8 months ago | 2 | 343 | 2

Above: All you need to make a good camera rig for aerial photography. This is a really easy wa...

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The Squid and the Rok

by cfastie 8 months ago | 3 | 221 | 3

I might have missed Squid Week, but I had to wait for the rain to stop. The squid kite is part of...

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Mini Pearl Jam

by cfastie 8 months ago | 2 | 274 | 2

*Above: Some perfectly good resistors that I removed from some perfectly good PCBs in hopes of lo...

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First flight of the SkyPod

by cfastie 8 months ago | 3 | 248 | 2

_Above: The SkyPod mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The SkyPod includes a GPS module and antenna, Ardui...

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The Mini Pearl Logger

by cfastie 8 months ago | 3 | 341 | 3

This spring I did some tests with a [data logger based on an Arduino Nano](https://publiclab.org/...

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Portable thermal IR temperature logger unit

by cfastie 9 months ago | 1 | 719 | 4

*Above: The infrared sensor on this data logger unit can read the temperature of an object withou...

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Dual NDVI Ultra Probe Unit

by cfastie 9 months ago | 7 | 486 | 4

*Above: The Dual NDVI Ultra Probe Unit is powered by a Nano Logger (enhanced by an array of beryl...

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Monitor your data logger

by cfastie 10 months ago | 0 | 342 | 3

Above: An LCD module displays the data that are being periodically written to SD card. Some 3D...

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Data logger shield for Nano

by cfastie 10 months ago | 15 | 2,064 | 3

Above: The data logger shield (left) snaps onto an Arduino Nano (right). [Update: This dat...

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Inexpensive data logging

by cfastie 10 months ago | 5 | 1,060 | 3

*Above: These two little breakout boards are the key to using an Arduino to log data. A microSD c...

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SkyPod endurance test

by cfastie 10 months ago | 0 | 280 | 1

*Above: After letting the SkyPod record data all afternoon in the yard (boring), I took it for a ...

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U-blox GPS board

by cfastie 11 months ago | 3 | 338 | 2

_Above: I walked this loop which is about two miles long. The route in the upper and upper left p...

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The Great GPS Ski-off

by cfastie 11 months ago | 0 | 282 | 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 11 months ago | 6 | 436 | 2

*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 about 1 year ago | 1 | 227 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 271 | 3

_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 over 1 year ago | 3 | 950 | 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 over 1 year ago | 0 | 567 | 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 over 1 year ago | 0 | 587 | 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 over 1 year ago | 7 | 684 | 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 over 1 year ago | 6 | 686 | 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 over 1 year ago | 2 | 549 | 1

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

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LEAFFEST 2016

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 15 | 891 | 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 over 1 year ago | 6 | 1,052 | 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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What should we be recording in balloon/kite mapping logbooks?

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warren asked about 8 months ago

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1602 HD44780 LCD with 74HC595 Shift Register Help

nanawhite107 asked about 8 months ago

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What's the best way to attach a camera to a balloon?

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warren asked about 8 months ago

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AstroPlant RPi sensory system

Sidney_AstroPlant asked about 8 months ago

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Desktop Spectrometry Kit to arduino?

jjoll asked about 8 months ago

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Why does the first elevation reading show up about order of magnitude too large?

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liz asked about 8 months ago

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data loggers for PH ?

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MadTinker asked about 8 months ago

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What's the battery life of the Nano Data Logger?

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warren asked about 8 months ago

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What are the differences between the Nano Data Logger and the Riffle?

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warren asked about 8 months ago

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Getting GPS in Remote Locations

sarasage asked about 9 months ago

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Ever heard of battery eliminators?

sarasage asked about 9 months ago

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Cheap, lightweight GoPro alternatives for aerial mapping?

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warren asked about 9 months ago

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Nitrogenous waste sensors for 24/7 monitoring

winsorje asked about 11 months ago

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How to use Alkaline Batteries with the Riffle?

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pdhixenbaugh asked about 12 months ago

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Can I use any red filter for capturing NIR light?

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sujayj asked about 12 months ago

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Calculating volume from ground level photos?

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warren asked about 12 months ago

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