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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. Enlightening communities about where they live by revealing new perspectives on their environment.


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Aerial mapping a reclaimed landfill

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 0 | 575 | 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 about 1 year ago | 7 | 642 | 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 about 1 year ago | 6 | 676 | 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 | 527 | 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 | 869 | 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 | 1,014 | 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 over 1 year ago | 7 | 606 | 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 over 1 year ago | 5 | 738 | 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 over 1 year ago | 3 | 727 | 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 over 1 year ago | 4 | 1,093 | 2

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

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Soaring Riffle

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 2 | 1,284 | 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 over 1 year ago | 7 | 1,187 | 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 over 1 year ago | 8 | 1,443 | 4

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Frozen Riffle?

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 3 | 931 | 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 over 1 year ago | 4 | 991 | 2

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 over 1 year ago | 2 | 884 | 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 over 1 year ago | 11 | 1,204 | 5

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

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Pole NDVI of deer grazing

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 4 | 1,776 | 6

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

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Tiny boost

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 884 | 0

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

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Plenty boost

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 1,467 | 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 over 1 year ago | 2 | 1,830 | 5

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

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Auto EOS M

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 2,730 | 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 over 1 year ago | 1 | 1,605 | 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 almost 2 years ago | 2 | 902 | 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 almost 2 years ago | 5 | 986 | 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 almost 2 years ago | 3 | 1,500 | 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 almost 2 years ago | 1 | 3,081 | 3

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

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DIY holiday

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 0 | 778 | 0

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

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Tales from the Cryptogam

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 3 | 1,842 | 3

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

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Testing MIDOPT filters

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 8 | 2,211 | 3

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

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Best PLab demo ideas for a large group?

pdhixenbaugh asked about 9 days ago

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Helium alternative

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How does Riffle compatible with 5V sensors?

shanlter asked about 18 days ago

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Do we need to calibrate a camera after removing IR filter?

KushalKC asked about about 1 month ago

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How to share a study from Research Gate as Public Lab Research Note

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What rocks are native to Salisbury, VT?

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STEM appropriate projects?

MadTinker asked about 2 months ago

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What should we do at LEAFFEST?

cfastie asked about 2 months ago

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How do you merge GPS logger data into photographs?

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warren asked about 2 months ago

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What should we be recording in balloon/kite mapping logbooks?

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1602 HD44780 LCD with 74HC595 Shift Register Help

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

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AstroPlant RPi sensory system

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Desktop Spectrometry Kit to arduino?

jjoll asked about 5 months ago

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

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data loggers for PH ?

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

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

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Getting GPS in Remote Locations

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Ever heard of battery eliminators?

sarasage asked about 6 months ago

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Nitrogenous waste sensors for 24/7 monitoring

winsorje asked about 8 months ago

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How to use Alkaline Batteries with the Riffle?

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Can I use any red filter for capturing NIR light?

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Calculating volume from ground level photos?

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What seeds sprout fastest?

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Can you process multiple images at the same time?

JonathanM32 asked about 11 months ago

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Size of aerial imagery from balloons and kites

Morgan asked about 11 months ago

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Advice regarding taking photos over frozen surface?

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PublicLab Mobius calibration

dbehr asked about 11 months ago

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"Full Spectrum" grow LED Testing

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Ambient/Light Bulb Testing

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Spectral Workbench recording time?

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can anyone help me with my ndvi ( image processing ) ?

ayu_puri asked about about 1 year ago

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Can anyone help me troubleshoot my NDVI imagery?

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NDVI validation

aldrin asked about about 1 year ago

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Correct Config. File & Trobule shooting2

will123 asked about about 1 year ago

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Infragram Point and Shoot Plant Cam

alexrfholland asked about about 1 year ago

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

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