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works at public lab, balloon and kite nut. headfullofair.com @headfullofair


mathew was awarded the Basic Barnstar by LaPa for their work published in Scripting Raspberry Pi to boot and shoot timelapse photos .


mathew was awarded the Watchdog Barnstar by amysoyka for their work published in Frac Sand in 10 minutes.


mathew was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by amysoyka for their work published in a paper spectrometer design.


mathew was awarded the Basic Barnstar by Francis for their work published in a paper spectrometer design, pt 2.


mathew was awarded the Video Documentation Barnstar by amysoyka for their work published in CSI: Creek Scene Investigators -public lab tv-.


mathew was awarded the Basic Barnstar by warren for their work published in sensors in soda bottles.


mathew was awarded the Basic Barnstar by liz for their work published in a history of crediting contributions.


mathew was awarded the Empiricism Barnstar by liz for their work published in Mini-Buck vs. the Bubbles.


mathew was awarded the Video Documentation Barnstar by liz for their work published in Borrowing a Formaldehyde Kit, Take 1.


mathew was awarded the Basic Barnstar by warren for their work published in My DIY Formaldehyde test kit.


mathew was awarded the Basic Barnstar by zonawin for their work published in Sample prep for Passive Particle Monitors.



OpenFlexure Microscope: high-resolution assembly

by mathew 4 days ago | 4 | 149 | 1

previously I assembled an OpenFlexure microscope using the standard optics, achieving a low resol...

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Sample prep for Passive Particle Monitors

by mathew 14 days ago | 0 | 202 | 1

Left to Right: Cap with Mesh, Aluminum SEM stub to hold sample, 0-80 x 1/4" screws, glass coversl...

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Notes on assembling an Aerobee Rig

by mathew 17 days ago | 23 | 225 | 0

I purchased an Aerobee rig from the KAPtery because I'm real excited about the Jerk Pan mechanism...

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Outlining needed kite tutorials

by mathew 18 days ago | 7 | 387 | 2

photo: @stevie Kites are one of the least expensive and most reliable ways to get aerial photos....

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Question: Does the Levitation Light dive for you too?

by mathew 24 days ago | 3 | 174 | 0

What I want to do or know Has anyone else flown a 9' Levitation Light by Into the Wind? Have you...

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ideal mechanisms & silly putty camera rig

by mathew 24 days ago | 2 | 217 | 1

Goals @Ranon is working on a silly putty and rubber band powered automatic pan and tilt rigging ...

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Aerial Photography Rigging Needs

by mathew about 1 month ago | 0 | 251 | 0

I want to assess our community's aerial photography rig needs for kite, balloon, and pole mapping...

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Kite Construction: How bad can it get?

by mathew about 1 month ago | 1 | 460 | 0

What I want to do I'm interested in workshopping Stormy Weathers' Horned Allison Sled Kite. (pla...

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Jim Day's Picavet rigging on my Saturn V

by mathew about 1 month ago | 0 | 454 | 1

I'm a big fan of my Kaptery Saturn V rig. and have recently flown it with a new, easier-to-handle...

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DIY Mini Kite Kit first flight

by mathew about 1 month ago | 2 | 522 | 3

Background Inspired by @PatCoyle's look at small, cheap parafoil kites for mapping, I've been lo...

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Stormy O. Weathers' Horned Allison- towards a kite wind speed meter

by mathew 3 months ago | 1 | 822 | 1

Over the past three years me and @Ecta64 have posted a few notes investigating using a kite itsel...

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Making an OpenFlexure Microscope

by mathew 3 months ago | 6 | 963 | 2

Goals: Determine if The Open Flexure microscope can replace expensive lab microscopes in the ana...

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Mapping dust hotspots with low-cost monitors

by mathew 4 months ago | 0 | 754 | 2

What I want to do Discuss a method for mapping the variability of airborne dust across the lands...

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Automating Passive Particle Monitor Analysis

by mathew 4 months ago | 3 | 1,041 | 1

Along with @AmberWise, @Damarquis, @Pagyebo, I've been working to make and document a method of a...

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Riffle conductivity caps and other housing ideas

by mathew 6 months ago | 27 | 1,694 | 4

What I want to do Follow up on @Donblair's Riffle housing specification with some tested parts. ...

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Passive Particle Monitor Deployments: feedback

by mathew 7 months ago | 0 | 902 | 3

What I want to do In October and early November, some first draft prototypes of passive PM monit...

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Aquarium Pump modifications for Durability & Flexibility

by mathew 9 months ago | 0 | 2,141 | 3

What I want to do Create a version of the modified aquarium pump in the formaldehyde test kit th...

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Systematic Imaging of Passive particle monitors on an SEM

by mathew 9 months ago | 2 | 936 | 1

I did this work with Paul, @Damarquis, Dr. @AmberWise and Dr. Andrew Marselli on the SEM Goals ...

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Deploying Passive Particle Monitors

by mathew 9 months ago | 1 | 1,172 | 4

Passive Particle Monitor tests are going out in Wisconsin and Chicago. Here are the first-draft ...

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Using ImageJ to process passive particle monitor samples

by mathew 10 months ago | 2 | 2,576 | 3

What I want to do I want to document the manual steps of processing the images of passive partic...

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analyzing passive monitors

by mathew 11 months ago | 5 | 2,796 | 4

Analysis Prep In analyzing passive particle monitors, we’ll collect a glass slide cover with a 6...

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Optical Imaging of Passive Particle Monitors

by mathew 11 months ago | 2 | 2,837 | 2

This is an attempt to document the steps in a method of imaging for the passive monitor you can m...

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Replicating a Passive Dust Monitor & Method

by mathew 11 months ago | 4 | 2,806 | 3

Passive dust monitors, where dust lands on a pad or in a container without any pumps, fans, elect...

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My DIY Formaldehyde test kit

by mathew about 1 year ago | 4 | 3,684 | 9

What I want to do Compile under one note the parts, assembly, and calibration of my DIY formalde...

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False positives for Formaldehyde testing

by mathew about 1 year ago | 2 | 1,979 | 2

What I want to do Understand why used Kitagawa tubes are turning pink in our fridge. We've been ...

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Borrowing a Formaldehyde Kit, Take 1

by mathew about 1 year ago | 15 | 2,857 | 6

What I want to do Mail a DIY Formaldehyde Lending Library Kit out to five people, and have them ...

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Mini-Buck vs. the Bubbles

by mathew about 1 year ago | 5 | 3,348 | 4

What I want to do Compare the $10 stopwatch & bubbles airflow monitoring technique @davidmac...

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bubble-filled adventures in low-pressure airflow

by mathew about 1 year ago | 1 | 2,392 | 6

What I want to do I want to measure the airflow through low-cost particle sensors. The Dylos, S...

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using soap bubbles for pump calibration

by mathew about 1 year ago | 18 | 3,537 | 8

What I want to do I want to see if @davidmack's suggestion that a graduated cylinder with a soap...

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Plan for recording Shinyei optical sensors using Open Pipe Kit

by mathew about 1 year ago | 13 | 3,094 | 3

Goal: the goal is to read and save the raw output of a Shinyei PPD42 particle sensor to a local ...

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