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"Underwater LEDz" -- first test

by donblair over 4 years ago | 2 | 1,348 | 0

Test out these claims that [mineral oil is a terrible conductor](http://green.blogs.nytimes.co...

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Science for the People

by donblair over 4 years ago | 0 | 1,260 | 3

Just wanted to share with you some materials and footage from an amazing conference that happened...

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Riffle dev: 'Closer to Conductivity: Measuring 555 Oscillations with an Arduino'

by donblair over 4 years ago | 0 | 3,605 | 0

As explained in an earlier research note, we're looking to [measure the conductivity of water ...

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Riffle dev: 'Fun w/ Five-Five-Fives'

by donblair over 4 years ago | 12 | 3,701 | 1

Ben Gamari had implemented an ingenious version of the Riffle hardware that measured the condu...

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LIVE BROADCAST: "Water Quality Primer + Data Visualization Sprint"

by donblair over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,024 | 1

Hey, Y'all -- there's going to be a Public Lab: Open Water meetup on Monday at MIT! NOTE: we...

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How do we measure particulate stuff in the air?

by donblair over 4 years ago | 10 | 6,562 | 5

Figure out how inexpensive particulate matter sensors, like the Shinyei, operate, in order to ...

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Preliminary PCBs for Particulates

by donblair over 4 years ago | 7 | 3,602 | 2

[Note -- a follow-up discussion around this technology actually works -- with some great commenta...

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Open-Lux:: REV-Q! (REV Q. Seriously?) Now with a UV sensor. That's useful for stuff, right?

by donblair over 4 years ago | 0 | 3,087 | 1

Jeff had asked: does the Open-Lux design allow for multiple configurations, so that we don't ...

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Meter Stick REVA: Lights, Buzzers, Particulate Matter ... oh, my!

by donblair over 4 years ago | 11 | 2,517 | 0

There'd been a discussion recently (see the comment thread [here](http://publiclab.org/notes/S...

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Open-Lux REV-N: Full Circle

by donblair over 4 years ago | 3 | 4,449 | 1

(This is a quick note to post materials I've gathered after updating the Open-Lux design -- will ...

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Open-Lux REV-F: "NeoPixel" Fiesta!

by donblair over 4 years ago | 3 | 3,265 | 1

The Open-Lux is a design that's int...

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RIFFLE: Confronting Confusing Corrosion Condundrums

by donblair over 4 years ago | 8 | 3,018 | 1

In our last [research note](http://publiclab.org/notes/donblair/04-14-2014/riffle-conductivity...

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RIFFLE: Conductivity + Adhesive updates

by donblair over 4 years ago | 11 | 2,793 | 0

Some quick updates on some RIFFLE prototyping we've been doing ......

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Comparisons: Canons, Mobiuses, 'fruit

by donblair over 4 years ago | 2 | 1,184 | 0

Wrap my head around the ways in which several inexpensive commercial image capture / light sen...

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AMS Science Club: Toxics Skycrane + Projected Impacts

by donblair over 4 years ago | 3 | 2,678 | 1

Solicit help from Amherst Middle School Science Club students in designing an implementation o...

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Open-Lux

by donblair over 4 years ago | 2 | 3,685 | 4

Revision of a Thermal Flashlight prototype, with added RGB+NIR sensors. Public Lab's [Therm...

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Thermal Flashlight REVA -- first tests

by donblair over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,501 | 3

Test out a design for the Thermal Flashlight project. To measure from the IR sensor, I'm ...

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Thermal flashlight REVA -- mostly built!

by donblair over 4 years ago | 0 | 2,285 | 2

Assemble a prototype for a Thermal Flashlight board, based on the [REVA design]. This design r...

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Preliminary Plymouth Plant Plume Ponderings

by donblair over 4 years ago | 8 | 4,489 | 2

(with: Ned Horning, Ben Gamari, Laura Dietz, Jeff Warren, Galen Fastie, and Chris Fastie at SNOWF...

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Thermal flashlight -- now with more LEDz!

by donblair over 4 years ago | 1 | 2,812 | 2

I'm trying to generate a circuit board design for Public Lab's [thermal flashlight](http://pub...

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Public Lab Mascot Tryouts

by donblair over 4 years ago | 2 | 1,562 | 0

Locate a Public Lab mascot. Turns out that Ben Gamari has a pet [Gulf Coast Box turtle]...

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Thermal flashlight design (+ thermal fishing bob, too?)

by donblair over 4 years ago | 8 | 4,180 | 2

I'm trying to come up with a single-board prototype for Public Lab's [Thermal Flashlight proje...

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Public Lab 'Open Water Hackathon' @ Amherst College

by donblair over 4 years ago | 1 | 4,567 | -1

On Monday, Jan 20th, several folks got together at Amherst College for an "Open Water Hackathon" ...

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First wireless transmission, mchck to mchck!

by donblair over 4 years ago | 4 | 2,853 | 0

As part of our [IOBY crowdfunding campaign to develop a DIY water quality sensor](https://ioby...

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