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Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1

by warren 1 day ago | 0 | 69 | 1

This is a series on #balloon-mapping, as part of our month-long Kickstarter campaign to launch ...

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A New Balloon and Kite Mapping campaign: Kickstarter Gold and Beyond!

by bronwen 3 days ago | 0 | 63 | 1

We've just launched a new kite and balloon mapping project as a part of _Kickstarter Gold...

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First flight of the SkyPod

by cfastie 5 days ago | 3 | 108 | 1

_Above: The SkyPod mounted on a Saturn V Rig. The SkyPod includes a GPS module and antenna, Ardui...

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

by lydia123 24 days ago | 2 | 96 | 2

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

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Determining wind direction with a kite and compass

by mathew about 1 month ago | 1 | 154 | 2

During [PM hotspot monitoring](https://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/04-28-2017/practicing-a-pm-hots...

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SkyPod endurance test

by cfastie 2 months ago | 0 | 209 | 1

*Above: After letting the SkyPod record data all afternoon in the yard (boring), I took it for a ...

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Stitching Images into Maps with MapKnitter

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 214 | 2

Once you have collected your images, you should set aside a block of time (at least 3 hours) ...

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Rubber band and PET bottle camera rig

by mathew 4 months ago | 2 | 79 | 4

This activity replaces the PET Bottle Rig wiki page. The P...

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Build a juice bottle-based rig to carry two cameras

by warren 4 months ago | 0 | 55 | 1

This (old) guide shows how to make a protective case large enough for [two synchronized cameras](...

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Maps without borders: Stories of civic science in action

by Cindy_ExCites 5 months ago | 0 | 44 | 2

This storytelling exhibition showcases powerful aerial maps created by citizens using [kites, bal...

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Beaufort Wind Scale Comic, 1906

by mathew 5 months ago | 3 | 82 | 2

The [Beaufort Scale][1] is a means of measuring wind speed by visual inspection of indirect facto...

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Add GPS logging to a Saturn V Rig

by cfastie 5 months ago | 1 | 84 | 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 6 months ago | 0 | 100 | 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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High wind range tailless sled kite design

by Ecta64 8 months ago | 0 | 401 | 2

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

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Aerial mapping a reclaimed landfill

by cfastie 9 months ago | 0 | 533 | 3

*Above: A high point on the capped surface of the retired municipal landfill at Bristol, VT. At r...

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Fly a small camera on a very portable (squid-shaped) sled kite

by warren 9 months ago | 8 | 511 | 1

I set out to test out a setup pretty similar to the [Mini Kite Kit](https://store.publiclab.or...

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Kite Aerial Remote Sensing (KARS) - Thermal Infra-Red.

by John_Wells 9 months ago | 8 | 523 | 4

In 2013 we formalised our donations of aerial photograph...

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Curved Spar Sled Kite

by Ecta64 10 months ago | 0 | 469 | 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 11 months ago | 4 | 505 | 4

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

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Notes on assembling an Aerobee Rig

by mathew 12 months ago | 31 | 605 | 0

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

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Outlining needed kite tutorials

by mathew 12 months ago | 7 | 758 | 2

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

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ideal mechanisms & silly putty camera rig

by mathew 12 months ago | 2 | 585 | 1

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

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Aerial Photography Rigging Needs

by mathew 12 months ago | 0 | 548 | 0

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

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Square Plastic Rod KAP Rig

by ranon 12 months ago | 0 | 589 | 1

[![Square_Tubing_Rig_Sketch.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/789/large/Squa...

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Plastic Tubing Oblique KAP Rig

by ranon about 1 year ago | 0 | 561 | 1

[![Materials_Construction_Sketch.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/729/lar...

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dronecopter vs kite evaluation: Bayou St John June 5th 2016

by eustatic about 1 year ago | 0 | 592 | 2

Compare time spent, quality, and expense of Kite photos of Bayou St John wetland vs photos ...

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Kite Construction: How bad can it get?

by mathew about 1 year ago | 1 | 674 | 0

I'm interested in workshopping Stormy Weathers' Horned Allison Sled Kite....

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Jim Day's Picavet rigging on my Saturn V

by mathew about 1 year ago | 0 | 716 | 1

I'm a big fan of my Kaptery Saturn V rig. and have rec...

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DIY Mini Kite Kit first flight

by mathew about 1 year ago | 2 | 1,293 | 5

Inspired by @PatCoyle's look at [small, cheap parafoil kites for mapping,](/notes/patcoyle/07-20...

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Kite aerial photography in China

by Shizi about 1 year ago | 4 | 932 | 4

对于我来说,在2015年12月之前,对于风筝的印象仅限于小时候偶尔几次的拽着风筝跑。而对于风筝航拍则完全是2015年12月时我们几个爱玩的小伙伴与Liz一起在广西桂林做的航拍尝试。...

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