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Winds aloft: sensor overload

by cfastie 7 days ago | 5 | 80 | 0

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

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LEAFFEST Aeropod flight

by cfastie 21 days ago | 0 | 118 | 1

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

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Workshop: Mapping the Africatown Connections Blueway

by stevie about 1 month ago | 0 | 205 | 2

_Lead image thanks to THE CROWD & THE CLOUD, CrowdAndCloud.org, supported by NSF, the National Sc...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: June 2017

by klie 4 months ago | 0 | 133 | 0

We send this out monthly to your inboxes in addition to sharing it on [publiclab.org](http://pub...

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Kite Aerial Mapping for Golden Trout Camp: Exploring Techniques for Mapping in Remote Locations

by lydia123 5 months ago | 2 | 167 | 2

Authors: Lydia, Conor, Jane Link that helped us with our project: http://kap.ced.berkeley.edu/kap...

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Using video tracking software for monitoring kites

by Ecta64 5 months ago | 2 | 158 | 2

Earlier today (5/15/17) I found a interesting video tracking program called Kinovea ([https://www...

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Kite based airflow monitoring

by Ecta64 7 months ago | 0 | 173 | 1

This is a very simple technique that can be used to aid in wind turbine siting while also being u...

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High wind range tailless sled kite design

by Ecta64 12 months ago | 0 | 484 | 2

found a interesting sled kite derivation in a .PDF freely available on the Drachen Foundation web...

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Curved Spar Sled Kite

by Ecta64 about 1 year ago | 0 | 505 | 1

In 1973 Ray Holland was granted a patent for a curved spar sled kite. The idea behind the design ...

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Flight report: Aerobee Rig panoramas and pratfalls

by mathew about 1 year ago | 4 | 529 | 4

Last week I got a chance to test out an old favorite of mine-- flying off wind with asymmetrical ...

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$1 Aerial Rig

by tonyc over 1 year ago | 1 | 571 | 2

Design a rig using readily available materials that can survive a hard fall from any angle...

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Notes on assembling an Aerobee Rig

by mathew over 1 year ago | 31 | 644 | 0

I purchased an Aerobee rig from the [KAPtery](http:/...

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Outlining needed kite tutorials

by mathew over 1 year ago | 7 | 788 | 2

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

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Electronics-Free Automated Pan Mechanisms

by ranon over 1 year ago | 0 | 529 | 1

The silly putty pan mechanism, originally developed by Simon Harbord, uses a twisted rubber ba...

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Weighted tail for high wind range kite stability

by Ecta64 over 1 year ago | 4 | 636 | 1

It has taken me quite some time (and several attempts at collating everything into a research not...

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Aerial Photography Rigging Needs

by mathew over 1 year ago | 0 | 572 | 0

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

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Chinese kite factory

by shanlter over 1 year ago | 5 | 952 | 3

I happened to pass Weifang, which is one of Chinese Kite's birthplace. The old Weifang kite facto...

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Silly Putty KAP Rig

by ranon over 1 year ago | 4 | 714 | 2

[![8429723453_4a9693d427_z.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/606/large/84297...

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

by mathew over 1 year ago | 1 | 1,169 | 1

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

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Tiny boost

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 883 | 0

*Above: Stereographic projection of a spherical panorama stitched from 40 photos taken by a Canon...

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Plenty boost

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 1,462 | 2

Switching regulators can change the voltage supplied by a battery to a higher or lower level. The...

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Auto EOS M

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 0 | 2,690 | 5

If I am going to use a Canon EOS M for kite aerial photography, I have to figure out how to trigg...

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KAPvolution

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 1 | 1,599 | 2

Above: The ascent of KAP cameras. The first camera most Public Lab mappers put into the air ...

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Converging on an 1886 viewpoint

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 2 | 1,253 | 2

*Above: Little planet projection of an aerial panorama stitched from 25 photos taken by a Canon S...

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On being doomed to repeat historical lithographs

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 3 | 2,128 | 4

*Above: Little planet projection of a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken from the wrong place...

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Kite => GPS => Explicate

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,309 | 2

Above: Little planet projection of a 23 photo panorama of Bristol, VT. October 30, 2015. Bet...

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Cloudy Bright

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,230 | 2

*Above: Stereographic projection of a half-spherical panorama of Vergennes stitched from 23 photo...

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Uncontrolled reentry

by cfastie almost 2 years ago | 3 | 1,595 | 2

*Above: Stereographic projection of a panorama stitched from 22 photos taken by a Canon S100 on a...

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Power to the SkyShield

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 5 | 2,300 | 0

*Above: The dreaded result when the SkyShield batteries get too low to drive the servos correctly...

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Middle Planet

by cfastie about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,426 | 2

*Above: Stereographic projection of a spherical KAP panorama from a few hundred feet above the ce...

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