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Maps without borders: Stories of civic science in action

by Cindy_ExCites 16 days ago | 0 | 99 | 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 25 days ago | 3 | 130 | 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 about 1 month ago | 1 | 28 | 1

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 about 1 month ago | 0 | 61 | 2

_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 4 months ago | 0 | 348 | 2

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

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Aerial mapping a reclaimed landfill

by cfastie 4 months ago | 0 | 508 | 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 5 months ago | 8 | 508 | 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 5 months ago | 8 | 509 | 4

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

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Curved Spar Sled Kite

by Ecta64 6 months ago | 0 | 448 | 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 7 months ago | 4 | 492 | 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 8 months ago | 31 | 593 | 0

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

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Outlining needed kite tutorials

by mathew 8 months ago | 7 | 735 | 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 8 months ago | 2 | 571 | 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 8 months ago | 0 | 533 | 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 8 months ago | 0 | 576 | 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 8 months ago | 0 | 552 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 578 | 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 9 months ago | 1 | 654 | 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 9 months ago | 0 | 693 | 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 9 months ago | 2 | 1,268 | 4

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 9 months ago | 4 | 905 | 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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PL with FA @ Venice Bienalle

by hagitkeysar 9 months ago | 2 | 1,130 | 6

I have had a really huge opportunity to join the work of the curator Debby Farber from the Israel...

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

by mathew 10 months ago | 1 | 1,116 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 850 | 0

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

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Plenty boost

by cfastie 11 months ago | 0 | 1,404 | 2

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

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Mapping Rural Alberta's Wetlands

by Rural 12 months ago | 13 | 912 | 3

Alberta, Canada, has a great deal of land area in wetlands and has fairly strong laws in place t...

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Rig refinement

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 2 | 879 | 2

*Above: Detail of the base of a camera tray displayed in the slicing program Simplify3D. I placed...

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quick and dirty lanyard attachment for mobius camera

by tonyc about 1 year ago | 2 | 1,195 | 1

provide a failsafe attachment to a mobius camera for aerial photography applications One des...

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config file for kits mobius cameras

by tonyc about 1 year ago | 2 | 1,104 | 3

settle on the best default configuration for shipping Mobius ActionCam cameras for use in aerial...

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Converging on an 1886 viewpoint

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 2 | 1,223 | 2

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

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