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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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Winds aloft: less noise

by cfastie 10 months ago | 7 | 327 | 1

My first results from a [Modern Device wind sensor](https://moderndevice.com/product/wind-sensor-...

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Assembling a SkyPod GPS logger

by cfastie 11 months ago | 0 | 254 | 0

Above: A lot of soldering is required to assemble these parts into a data logger. Assembling a...

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Winds aloft

by cfastie 11 months ago | 3 | 416 | 3

_Above: This seven foot Rokkaku kite lifted a two pound camera rig with EOS M and SkyPod data log...

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Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie 11 months ago | 3 | 270 | 1

Three and a half years ago I posted [a research note](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/03-27-2...

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

by cfastie 12 months ago | 2 | 407 | 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 12 months ago | 3 | 293 | 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 12 months ago | 2 | 294 | 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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 291 | 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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 470 | 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 about 1 year ago | 1 | 853 | 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 about 1 year ago | 7 | 604 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 414 | 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 about 1 year ago | 15 | 3,293 | 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 about 1 year ago | 5 | 1,581 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 299 | 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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 427 | 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 over 1 year ago | 0 | 305 | 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 over 1 year ago | 6 | 619 | 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 over 1 year ago | 1 | 277 | 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 over 1 year ago | 0 | 331 | 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 | 982 | 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 | 591 | 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 | 601 | 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 | 726 | 5

Above: LEAFFESTers observing the deployment of a trail camera (arrow) near a small stream. J...

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Best PLab demo ideas for a large group?

pdhixenbaugh asked about 7 months ago

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Helium alternative

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mrw0116 asked about 7 months ago

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How does Riffle compatible with 5V sensors?

shanlter asked about 8 months ago

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

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Zengirl2 asked about 8 months ago

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What rocks are native to Salisbury, VT?

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kgradow1 asked about 9 months ago

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STEM appropriate projects?

MadTinker asked about 9 months ago

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What should we do at LEAFFEST?

cfastie asked about 9 months ago

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How do you merge GPS logger data into photographs?

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warren asked about 9 months ago

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Could this 720nm IR filter from ebay be used for NDVI/infragram?

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qdominus asked about 11 months ago

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

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warren asked about 12 months ago

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1602 HD44780 LCD with 74HC595 Shift Register Help

nanawhite107 asked about 12 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 12 months ago

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AstroPlant RPi sensory system

Sidney_AstroPlant asked about 12 months ago

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Desktop Spectrometry Kit to arduino?

jjoll asked about 12 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 12 months ago

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