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Winds aloft: less noise

by cfastie 6 days ago | 1 | 90 | 0

My first results from a [Modern Device wind sensor](https://moderndevice.com/product/wind-sensor-...

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Community Mapping in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

by stevie 7 days ago | 0 | 228 | 0

Join Public Lab, the [Meraux Foundation][1], and collaborators for a hands on Do-It-Together comm...

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Winds aloft

by cfastie 15 days ago | 3 | 153 | 1

_Above: This seven foot Rokkaku kite lifted a two pound camera rig with EOS M and SkyPod data log...

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Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 3 | 122 | 1

Three and a half years ago I posted [a research note](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/03-27-2...

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Quick Kite Survey of Bayou St John Wetland, post-Cindy, July 1st 2017

by eustatic about 1 month ago | 0 | 90 | 1

Miriam and I wanted to see how quickly we could survey the [Bayou St John wetland.](https://publi...

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Photos from a kite mapping party in Somerville

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 82 | 0

Hi, all - we had a great #kite-mapping-party on Monday evening, over a dozen people came out to m...

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The Squid and the Rok

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 3 | 154 | 3

I might have missed Squid Week, but I had to wait for the rain to stop. The squid kite is part of...

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Collaboratively write the new Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping

by warren about 1 month ago | 1 | 148 | 1

As we gear up for the launch of our [new Mini Kite and Balloon Kits](http://kickstarter.com/proje...

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Stories of balloon and kite mapping in education

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 114 | 1

As part of our series on all the amazing work that's been done with kite and balloon mapping over...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: June 2017

by klie about 1 month ago | 0 | 112 | 0

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

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Squid Week at Public Lab!

by warren about 1 month ago | 1 | 86 | 1

Since we declared this week Kite Week on Twitter ([https://twitter.com/PublicLab/status/879687098...

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Challenges, questions and problem-solving together: choosing cameras for Mini Balloon and Kite Kits

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 98 | 0

Thanks for a terrific first week of [our Kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/public...

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Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 141 | 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 about 1 month ago | 0 | 128 | 7

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 2 months ago | 3 | 170 | 2

_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 3 months ago | 2 | 148 | 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 4 months ago | 1 | 179 | 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 4 months ago | 0 | 227 | 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 4 months ago | 0 | 249 | 2

Once you have collected your images, you should set aside a block...

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Rubber band and PET bottle camera rig

by mathew 6 months ago | 2 | 127 | 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 6 months ago | 0 | 83 | 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 7 months ago | 0 | 69 | 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 7 months ago | 3 | 113 | 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 7 months ago | 1 | 120 | 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 7 months ago | 0 | 149 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 425 | 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 10 months ago | 0 | 549 | 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 11 months ago | 8 | 536 | 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 11 months ago | 8 | 536 | 4

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

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Curved Spar Sled Kite

by Ecta64 12 months ago | 0 | 486 | 1

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

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