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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.



Uncontrolled reentry

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 3 | 1,591 | 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 almost 2 years ago | 5 | 2,292 | 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 almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,422 | 2

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

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The Orb of Salisbury

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 3 | 1,940 | 0

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

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Return to Planet LEAFFEST

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,908 | 1

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

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Nighthawk panoramas

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 4 | 1,507 | 5

*Above: Planet LEAFFEST. A stereographic projection of a half spherical panorama above Lone Rock ...

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PFK Nighthawk debut at LEAFFEST

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 1 | 2,185 | 2

Above: A Nighthawk Delta from Paul's Fishing Kites flying in Vermont today. I had a brand ...

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Handheld AutoKAP

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 0 | 893 | 1

*Above: Flying the Fled at LEAFFEST. A field reporter for the [LEAFFESTer](http://publiclab.org/n...

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Twin Peaks, Tb or Hg?

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 22 | 3,118 | 4

Jeff is making great improvements to the way you can [calibrate spectra at Spectral Workbench]( h...

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Fall delayed as LEAFFEST looms

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,747 | 3

Salisbury Vermont (LEAFFEST HQ) -- After nearly a decade of study, scientists in Vermont h...

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LEAFFEST 2015

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 1 | 1,840 | 2

Above: The third annual LEAFFEST (2014) WHAT: An annual meetup to refine Public Lab to...

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Aerial Photo Rig Bargains

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 1 | 2,131 | 1

If you're thinking of moving up from that soda bottle rig, this could be your week. This week onl...

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Kite panoramas at 360Cities

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,868 | 1

*Above: The Saturn V Rig with strands of spider silk caught on the kite line. Spiders disperse by...

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A Flight of Ice and Fireweed

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 2 | 2,274 | 1

*Above: Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) near Glacier Gap Lake in the Amphitheater Mountains in...

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Earth and Sky

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 0 | 2,137 | 2

A SkyShield autoKAP controller can instruct a Saturn V KAP rig to take photos in all directions i...

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Minimal coverage

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,185 | 1

Above: Launching the Saturn V Rig on its first flight over tundra. AutoKAP rigs typically ...

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SkyShield v2 beta

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 3 | 1,993 | 0

Above: all the 3D printed parts for five Saturn V Rigs. . The next version of the SkyShie...

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KAP comes first

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 0 | 1,720 | 2

This week Bre Pettis left Stratasys, two years after Stratasys bought MakerBot, the 3D printer co...

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Crown Point Fort infrared

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 2 | 2,743 | 6

Below is a half spherical panorama taken over the 1759 British Fort at Crown Point, New York with...

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Saturn V at Crown Point

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 0 | 1,368 | 0

Wednesday night I started from scratch (piles of 3D printed parts, electronic components, and oth...

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Saturn V and SkyShield beta

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 3 | 2,564 | 3

Image above: The SkyShield on an Arduino Nano. . At iFARM we [flew the new Saturn V Rig w...

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iFARM aerial panoramas

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 3 | 2,391 | 2

*Image above: Newly created habitat for the New England cottontail. Forest along a stream was rem...

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MultispeQ at iFARM

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 7 | 2,945 | 3

An important potential use of the new PhotosynQ MultispeQ is for far...

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iFARM 2015 report

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 4 | 2,191 | 2

IFarm 2015 was this past weekend in Lee, New Hampshire. This was the fourth annual meet-up to sha...

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The KAPtery marches on

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 5 | 1,822 | 5

After a year of 3D printing camera rigs for aerial mapping, I would have expected to be bored. In...

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Filters in focus

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 4 | 3,527 | 2

Above: The three screws (red marks) holding the sensor plate inside a Canon PowerShot S95. ....

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Orange is the new red

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 11 | 5,154 | 6

A couple of weeks ago Joe Sommer from Penn State [asked about using an orange filter instead of a...

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Public Lab Organizers Summit, 2014

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 2 | 1,712 | 4

Some photos from the Public Lab Organizers Summit on November 13, 2014. . <embed type="ap...

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 1

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 0 | 1,650 | 0

Some photos from the first day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Friday, November 14, 2014. . ...

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 2

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 0 | 1,413 | 0

Some photos from the second day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Saturday, November 15, 2014. ...

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What should we do at LEAFFEST?

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How do you merge GPS logger data into photographs?

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warren asked about 11 days ago

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

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warren asked about 3 months ago

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1602 HD44780 LCD with 74HC595 Shift Register Help

nanawhite107 asked about 3 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 3 months ago

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AstroPlant RPi sensory system

Sidney_AstroPlant asked about 3 months ago

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Desktop Spectrometry Kit to arduino?

jjoll asked about 3 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 3 months ago

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data loggers for PH ?

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MadTinker asked about 3 months ago

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

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warren asked about 3 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 3 months ago

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Getting GPS in Remote Locations

sarasage asked about 4 months ago

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Ever heard of battery eliminators?

sarasage asked about 4 months ago

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Nitrogenous waste sensors for 24/7 monitoring

winsorje asked about 6 months ago

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How to use Alkaline Batteries with the Riffle?

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pdhixenbaugh asked about 6 months ago

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Can I use any red filter for capturing NIR light?

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sujayj asked about 7 months ago

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Calculating volume from ground level photos?

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warren asked about 7 months ago

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What seeds sprout fastest?

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warren asked about 7 months ago

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Can you process multiple images at the same time?

JonathanM32 asked about 8 months ago

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Size of aerial imagery from balloons and kites

Morgan asked about 9 months ago

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Advice regarding taking photos over frozen surface?

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stevie asked about 9 months ago

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PublicLab Mobius calibration

dbehr asked about 9 months ago

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"Full Spectrum" grow LED Testing

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soheilkh asked about 9 months ago

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Ambient/Light Bulb Testing

idev247 asked about 10 months ago

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Spectral Workbench recording time?

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dhale2 asked about 10 months ago

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

ayu_puri asked about 10 months ago

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Can anyone help me troubleshoot my NDVI imagery?

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abdul asked about 11 months ago

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NDVI validation

aldrin asked about 11 months ago

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Correct Config. File & Trobule shooting2

will123 asked about 12 months 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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shubham asked about about 1 year ago

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cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in LEAFFEST 2014 accounting.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in Public Lab Organizers Summit, 2014.


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