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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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Adafruit Feathers for datalogging

by cfastie 11 days ago | 3 | 625 | 0

Two years ago, Adafruit introduced a new line of Arduino compatible microcontroller boards. The...

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Winds aloft: and a camera too

by cfastie 28 days ago | 0 | 175 | 0

I have made [four kite flights with anemometers](https://publiclab.org/tag/series:diy-wind-sensor...

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Winds aloft: sensor overload

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 5 | 120 | 0

I have been including anemometers in the payload of kite flights for a few months ([series of res...

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Scenes from a LEAFFEST

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 2 | 128 | 0

Share a few of your LEAFFEST photos in a comment below. LEAFFEST went very smoothly this year,...

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LEAFFEST Aeropod flight

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 140 | 1

A LEAFFEST goal was to fly both an Aeropod and a SkyPod to compare their sensor results. Both can...

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NASA Aeropod unboxing

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 174 | 1

The NASA Aeropod arrived this week in a box and...

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Join us at LEAFFEST 2017

by cfastie 3 months ago | 4 | 259 | 2

Above: A precocious sugar maple on September 8 at LEAFFEST HQ. WHAT: An annual Public Lab ...

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Mini Pearl Logger longer

by cfastie 3 months ago | 0 | 136 | 1

I made some incremental progress getting the Mini Pearl Logger to log data for more than two week...

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Winds aloft: less noise

by cfastie 3 months ago | 7 | 203 | 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 4 months ago | 0 | 158 | 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 4 months ago | 3 | 254 | 1

_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 4 months ago | 3 | 179 | 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 5 months ago | 2 | 308 | 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 5 months ago | 3 | 189 | 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 5 months ago | 2 | 252 | 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 5 months ago | 3 | 209 | 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 6 months ago | 3 | 262 | 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 6 months ago | 0 | 599 | 3

*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 7 months ago | 6 | 382 | 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 7 months ago | 0 | 277 | 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 7 months ago | 13 | 1,213 | 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 7 months ago | 5 | 720 | 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 7 months ago | 0 | 260 | 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 8 months ago | 3 | 299 | 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 8 months ago | 0 | 263 | 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 9 months ago | 6 | 324 | 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 11 months ago | 1 | 174 | 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 11 months ago | 0 | 212 | 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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 918 | 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 about 1 year ago | 0 | 551 | 2

*Above: Stereographic projection of a spherical panorama stitched from 21 photos taken by a Power...

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Choose a camera for aerial photography

by liz 9 months ago | 2 | 148 | 1

Image from [Ebay seller Goodwill Maine](http://www.ebay.com/usr/goodwill-maine?trksid=p2047675....

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What goes into choosing a topic name?

by liz about 1 year ago | 2 | 404 | 3

_above: sketch of figuring out how to organize "air" into a research area, and which methods are ...

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Best PLab demo ideas for a large group?

pdhixenbaugh asked about 12 days ago

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Helium alternative

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mrw0116 asked about 15 days ago

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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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Zengirl2 asked about about 1 month ago

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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 3 months ago

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

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warren asked about 5 months ago

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1602 HD44780 LCD with 74HC595 Shift Register Help

nanawhite107 asked about 5 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 5 months ago

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AstroPlant RPi sensory system

Sidney_AstroPlant asked about 5 months ago

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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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liz asked about 5 months ago

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data loggers for PH ?

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MadTinker asked about 5 months ago

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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

sarasage asked about 6 months ago

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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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pdhixenbaugh asked about 9 months ago

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Can I use any red filter for capturing NIR light?

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sujayj asked about 9 months ago

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Calculating volume from ground level photos?

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warren asked about 9 months ago

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What seeds sprout fastest?

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warren asked about 9 months ago

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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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stevie asked about 11 months ago

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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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soheilkh asked about 12 months ago

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Ambient/Light Bulb Testing

idev247 asked about 12 months ago

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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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abdul asked about about 1 year ago

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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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