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The creator of GrassrootsMapping.org and co-founder and Research Director for Public Lab, Jeffrey Warren designs mapping and community science tools and professionally flies balloons and kites. He leads the coding community at Public Lab, and has developed the vector-mapping framework Cartagen and grassroots mapping tool MapKnitter, as well as open spectral database and toolkit Spectral Workbench.

He is on the board of of the Open Source Hardware Association and served from 2015-17 as Vice President, is on the board (since 2014) of alternative education program Parts and Crafts in Somerville MA, and an advocate of open source software, hardware, and data. He co-founded Vestal Design, a graphic/interaction design firm in 2004, and directed the Cut&Paste Labs project, a year-long series of workshops on open source tools and web design in 2006-7 with Lima designer Diego Rotalde.

Jeff holds an MS from MIT and a BA in Architecture from Yale University, and spent much of that time working with artist/technologist Natalie Jeremijenko, building robotic dogs and stuff. To find out more, visit Unterbahn.com.

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Call for Outreachy 2018-19 proposals!

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Web Working Group Update 23: August 2018

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Web Working Group Update 22: June 2018

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Getting started with the Infragram Point and Shoot

by abdul over 2 years ago | 3 | 457 views | 3

So you've just opened your Infragram Point & Shoot! You'll notic...

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Assemble a DIY Papercraft Spectrometer

by abdul over 2 years ago | 2 | 6,089 views | 5

These instructions will guide you through the assembly process of the foldable paper spectromet...

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Desktop Spectrometry Starter Kit 3.0 Assembly Instructions

by abdul over 2 years ago | 5 | 4,978 views | 6

These instructions will guide you through the assembly process of the desktop spectrometer. Th...

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Common low-cost technique limitations and strategies for impact

by gretchengehrke over 2 years ago | 2 | 677 views | 3

With an environmental and environmental health focus, many people coming to Public Lab may be loo...

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What goes into choosing a topic name?

by liz over 2 years ago | 2 | 143 views | 3

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

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Can we use a timelapse or video camera to monitor particulate air plumes?

by gretchengehrke over 2 years ago | 4 | 127 views | 3

We've been reading about ASTM D7520, or the **Standa...

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Zero dark thirsty: Capturing replenishing nighttime rain events with a trail camera

by cfastie over 2 years ago | 7 | 218 views | 5

Above: LEAFFESTers observing the deployment of a trail camera (arrow) near a small stream. J...

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Q&A enables automated FAQ

by liz almost 3 years ago | 0 | 123 views | 1

Asking and answering questions is at the very heart of Public Lab. It's how we get started, it's ...

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Activity Categories

by gretchengehrke almost 3 years ago | 8 | 218 views | 3

A bunch of people here in our community are interested in making our collective work more organiz...

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Check out these Activity Grids

by liz almost 3 years ago | 9 | 288 views | 8

The sheer number of posts on publiclab.org by contributors from all over the world about 1) h...

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DIY Oil Testing Toolkit: Graphic Template Release!

by mlamadrid about 3 years ago | 0 | 123 views | 2

Hello! I have uploaded a template version of the book design for the DIY Oil Testing Toolkit. It'...

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New moderation system for first-time posters

by tester about 3 years ago | 4 | 158 views | 2

We've just launched a new moderation system, so that **each first-time posters' initial research ...

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Comment piece in Nature about peer review

by liz about 3 years ago | 44 | 218 views | 3

_Jean-Baptiste Colbert Presenting the Members of the Royal Academy of Science to Louis XIV (oil o...

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Intended Purposes for Different Tools and Techniques

by gretchengehrke over 3 years ago | 7 | 173 views | 11

(Note: have a better name for this? Please suggest it!) Environmental data can be used fo...

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Ideas on opening "open hardware"

by liz over 3 years ago | 8 | 63 views | 4

Hey folks, this is a line of thought that needs your input! Legend has it that two LEAFFES...

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Plan for recording Shinyei optical sensors using Open Pipe Kit

by mathew about 4 years ago | 15 | 448 views | 3

the goal is to read and save the raw output of a [Shinyei PPD42](/notes/Willie/04-01-2014/field-...

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Valuing two modes of Public Lab activities

by liz over 4 years ago | 5 | 37 views | 2

Lead image by DVDP Ever come across this s...

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"Less is more: The Role of Small Data in 21st Century Governance."

by donblair over 4 years ago | 2 | 94 views | 2

A few months back, Diego Rafael Canabarro had graciously invited Catherine D'Ignazio, Jeff Warren...

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The Water Hackathon Report

by stevie over 4 years ago | 0 | 167 views | 0

There were several water events that were held over last week in New Orleans that encompassed...

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Graded oils using UV fluorescence

by mathew over 4 years ago | 23 | 98 views | 1

Me and @Warren are trying to replicate [the heavy to light sorting of oils,](/notes/mathew/09-1...

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2011 Barataria Bay mapping fieldnotes, maps, mapping tracks, images

by Shannon almost 5 years ago | 0 | 127 views | 1

When writing an intro to the upcoming Barataria mapping publication, I came across a Google Doc l...

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Better communicate the purpose of research notes

by liz almost 5 years ago | 3 | 85 views | 2

Better communicate what research notes are for. This could be a static illustration as @warren...

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Thermal Fishing Club

by liz almost 5 years ago | 8 | 28 views | 4

Connect the activity of thermal fishing with existing communities of expertise, i.e. fishermen...

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State of the Science: The Oil Testing Kit

by mathew almost 5 years ago | 3 | 58 views | 3

I sat down with @warren to record a video presentation on the state of the [oil testing kit ](ht...

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Dark images, can't get spectrometer to work

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Will this gadget work for spectrophotometry?

jjroper asked about about 1 year ago

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Problem with registration

Slava1 asked about about 1 year ago

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Bug? My Spectrum loads then vanishes.

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SarahC asked about about 1 year ago

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Is there someone who can help pull and analyze Purple Air data?

stevie asked about about 1 year ago

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Has anyone experienced measuring and analyzing microplastics?

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Search function operating strangely?

gretchengehrke asked about about 1 year ago

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Has anyone built a secchi disk before?

stevie asked about over 1 year ago

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Add a filter on a Pi NoIR camera

fsxskillz asked about over 1 year ago

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Uploading images from raspberry pi.

cedarlodge asked about over 1 year ago

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" Whoa, what if the strainer were the protective enclosure for the camera itself??? " | Read more » 18 days ago
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"Regarding improving wifi signal to the Pi while in the air, this should be a separate question I guess? But linking: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=chi..." | Read more » 18 days ago
" @molangmuir10 @silentsairam @kayrufty take a look! " | Read more » 18 days ago
" Hi! Noting that we've set up a quick-start SD card image for raspberry pi cameras that's pretty close to plug-and-play! https://publiclab.org/pi-..." | Read more » 18 days ago
"And, I would paste the url itself but I'm just afraid that if we have it in too many places, we'll forget to update them all when we release a new ..." | Read more » 18 days ago
" Hi! Sorry for the confusion, the instructions could be clearer. Basically we occasionally update it and leave a comment with the new version. See ..." | Read more » 18 days ago
" I think that's a GREAT idea! We'd love to promote anything you do with them on social media too, now that we've announced the project publicly! " | Read more » 18 days ago
" This is great! Indeed, this is a good approach, although I found that not all computers could use an internet gadget either without drivers, it's ..." | Read more » 18 days ago
" Here's Leaflet.DistortableImage: " | Read more » 19 days ago
"So the "burndown" shows how much of the codebase at any given point, was written in each year. These were generated in ~March 2019! Here's the ima..." | Read more » 19 days ago
"Here's a different type of hercules chart called a "burndown": " | Read more » 19 days ago
" I wanted to share a set of graphs I made using a system called hercules -- https://github.com/src-d/hercules It's designed for making a whole bun..." | Read more » 19 days ago
" Hi! Have you tried these steps? Thanks! https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/09-01-2016/calibrating-your-spectrometer-in-spectral-workbench " | Read more » 19 days ago
" Hi @lekhidugtal - this is super, thanks for posting!!! " | Read more » 19 days ago
"@sashadev-sky @gauravano @aashnaaashna (who posted this week's) -- what are some of the things that make our Check-In process work or not work, tha..." | Read more » 20 days ago
" This is great, thanks for posting @stevie! I pinged in on the chatroom to hear from some of the folks who've been involved in facilitating the Wee..." | Read more » 20 days ago
" Yes! Love this Newcomer --> Contributor --> Reviewer --> Maintainer --> Maintainer + Time to explore new repo and specialize in that ..." | Read more » 22 days ago
" That would be super, Sidharth, thanks a lot. Let's highlight some specifics that we could consider merging in? " | Read more » 22 days ago
" Hi! The bottom side with the purple tint is the one you want. There are some good pictures on these pages: https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/12-..." | Read more » 23 days ago
" I tweaked the "Ideas" section a bit, linking to our style guide and priority issues. " | Read more » 25 days ago
"Hi, all! I just posted a draft Software Roadmap, which I'd love input on! https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/05-22-2019/draft-of-a-public-lab-softw..." | Read more » 25 days ago
" Cool map! What are you looking to document here? Thanks for sharing! " | Read more » 27 days ago
" Hi @maria93101 - great map! Very cool! What are you looking to do with it when it's done? :tada: " | Read more » 27 days ago































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