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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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LEAFFEST Report

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 1 | 4,591 | 1

Thank you LEAFFESTERS! We had the perfect crowd and good weather for LEAFFEST this past weekend....

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Remote temperature sensing

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 2 | 2,901 | 1

When I went public with my home compost pile four days ago, I sort ...

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L E A F F E S T

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 1 | 3,868 | 0

Low Elevation Aerial Flights For Earth Sensing Technology WHAT</stron...

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Spectrometer Kickstarter on Mashable

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 1 | 3,758 | 2

The PLOTS Spectrometer Kickstarter is featured in a very fine Trending Video on Mashable.com. He...

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Cris Benton on TWiT

by cfastie about 5 years ago | 1 | 2,219 | 0

Cris Benton has been taking photographs with kite-lofted cameras for 20 years. <a href="https://...

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Global helium shortage

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 1 | 2,238 | 0

<a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/08/23/theres-a-helium-shortage-on-and-its-affecting-more-t...

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UMass Open Hardware Workshop

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 4 | 3,243 | 2

I attended a terrific event on Saturday in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Open Science Hardware Wor...

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Shutter timer upgrade

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 3 | 4,934 | 2

After walking around like a fool for an hour towing a kite lofting the cameras that were not shoo...

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Kite mapping tundra plots

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 3,868 | 0

Click to enlarge the photos above. I have been learning a new workflow for the 3000 kite map...

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Timer battery disappoints

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 2 | 2,508 | 0

These 4LR44 batteries have not lived up to my initial tests. I thought I had done due dilige...

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The ShowerKAP

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 2,255 | 0

A really handy feature of the soda bottle camera rig is that it is somewhat rainproof. Rainy day...

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Alaska Range balloon mapping

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 1 | 2,360 | 1

Okay, this is probably not what you were expecting. Reasonable people have recommended <a href="...

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Lincoln Peak Vineyard

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 3 | 4,240 | 0

A 10 to 15 mph south wind over the Lincoln Peak Vineyard i...

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NRG images of cover crop trials

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 7 | 5,243 | 0

I used [Ned Horning’s ImageJ macro]( http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/nedhorning/5-31-2012/regis...

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3D model in MeshLab

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 8 | 6,800 | 2

I tried a few more times without success to display the Hypr3D model from the [Lee, NH cover crop...

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Lee, NH PLOTS/FarmHack Meetup

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 6 | 7,045 | 0

We had a successful day last week balloon mapping an agricultural experiment study in Lee, New Ha...

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Range of Tiny Remote

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 4,009 | 0

With longer antennae and more power to the transmitter, this 433 MHz transmitter/receiver pair wa...

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NDVI out of the shadows

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 1 | 6,199 | 0

On May 5 my Public Laboratory infrared camera made its first photographic flight. The shutters of...

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How to install CHDK

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 4,338 | 1

[Update June 2015: This method of installing CHDK is no longer useful. Use [STICK](http://zenoshr...

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Flight-ready MK111 timer

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 3,768 | 0

I got the MK111 timer all wired up and integrated into the <a href="http://publiclaboratory.org/w...

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Stitched panoramas from the PLOTS IR camera tool

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 8 | 5,549 | 0

There was not enough wind for a kite to lift my <a href="http://publiclaboratory.org/wiki/dual-ca...

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NIR proof of concept: Trout Lily

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 4 | 4,764 | 2

(note: This has been at the wiki...

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Remove a USB cable ferrite bead

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 8,440 | 0

If it's made of iron and its necessity is in doubt, you might consider eliminating it from a ball...

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Endurance of visible/NIR camera and timer

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 1 | 2,764 | 0

With Jeff's help I found workable power supplies for the MK111 timer and tried the first enduranc...

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No output signal on IR kit timer

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 17 | 5,060 | 0

This was the first circuit board I have ever soldered, so I was pleased that the 555 timer kit th...

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Tiny remote control

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 2 | 3,324 | 1

Dave Mitchell used a $10 device to release a camera shutter remotely. There is a <a href="http:/...

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Visible/IR mapping camera process

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 1 | 2,619 | 0

Image: Spectral response of each color channel (R,G,B) of a Canon 40D with the IR block filter re...

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Good shutter synchronization

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 4 | 3,267 | 0

I found a st...

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Almost synchronous shutters

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 0 | 4,091 | 0

I finally got two cameras to shoot simultaneously. Shooting pairs of visible and near IR photos ...

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Grassroots NDVI - time series

by cfastie over 5 years ago | 2 | 4,777 | 0

About a year after the launch of the first Landsat satellite in 1972, scientists began using the ...

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Best PLab demo ideas for a large group?

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Helium alternative

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How does Riffle compatible with 5V sensors?

shanlter asked about 21 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?

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How do you merge GPS logger data into photographs?

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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?

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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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warren asked about 6 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 6 months ago

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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

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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

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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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