Kits Initiative

Public Lab works to "level the data playing field,” making it possible for people to issue rigorously collected, high-quality, local environmental datasets for use alongside government data for verification and advocacy. We do this by building curriculum, hardware, and software; providing space for research and development; and bringing tools to maturity, making them field ready.

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Kits are on the move!

by bronwen 29 days ago | 0 | 124 | 1

Our kits are on the move! Those of you on our mailing lists may have already heard, but in case y...

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

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 111 | 0

Thanks for a terrific first week of [our Kickstarter](

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Balloon Kits in the Wild!

by bronwen 4 months ago | 3 | 162 | 1

We're putting out a call for photos, videos, sketches, fax printouts, clay impressions: any kind ...

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Laser-cut the Desktop Spectrometry Kit v3 box

by warren 7 months ago | 8 | 500 | 2

In doing some tests with the [Desktop Spectrometry Kit 3.0](

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Stress-testing the Desktop Spectrometry Starter Kit

by warren 11 months ago | 0 | 645 | 1

At Wednesday's [Open Hardware Documentation Night][1], hosted by Parts & Crafts, @wmacfarl and I ...

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Constructing a Desktop Spectrometer with no Wood, and no Velcro

by abdul about 1 year ago | 11 | 1,259 | 4

I was able to construct a DSK using no additional parts, and without using the wooden block, w...

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Great introductory packaging

by warren over 1 year ago | 2 | 1,539 | 2

I recently saw a Photon Particle, a kind of WiFi enabled Arduino that...

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Public Lab job posting: Inventory and Shipping Coordinator

by klie over 1 year ago | 0 | 1,580 | 2

Start Date: Mid-Late February 2016 Location: Portland, OR Terms: 20-25 h...

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An "open open hardware" development cycle

by warren almost 2 years ago | 4 | 1,696 | 2

Greetings! Starting today, we're adopting a more open, but also more integrated development proce...

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Slit holder for Desktop Spectrometer

by warren almost 2 years ago | 4 | 2,328 | 1

Drawing on input from @stoft (here) and @ygstcu, and ideas @mathew's posted in the...

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Working with the Spec. 3.0!

by stevie over 2 years ago | 5 | 3,318 | 4

I was interested in testing out the new Public Lab Desktop Spectrometry Kit 3.0 and was excited t...

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Increasing brightness of fluorescence spectra

by warren about 3 years ago | 7 | 2,507 | 0

We had some trouble at [the recent oil testing kit meetup in New Orleans](/notes/stevie/08-01-...

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Hardware design work for the Oil Testing Kit

by mathew about 3 years ago | 13 | 4,281 | 2

A hardware sketch of our favorite configuration is above. _This is a jointly authored research n...

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Public Lab Kit Fulfillment Central

by patcoyle about 3 years ago | 0 | 2,935 | 3

Visit and meet the PL team in Portland. See the kit fulfillment center. Kathy and I stoppe...

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Spectrometer slit width thoughts

by warren about 3 years ago | 5 | 3,657 | 0

I'd like to propose a couple changes to the optical slit based on observations. The slit is fa...

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Hack your holidays with Public Lab!

by liz almost 4 years ago | 0 | 3,757 | 0

**This winter, choose gifts that delight your loved ones AND help support your favorite non-profi...

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Open Hardware Summit talk: Building communities one kit at a time

by warren about 4 years ago | 1 | 4,162 | 2

I gave a talk today at the Open Hardware Summit about how to strengthen ...

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New boxes for balloon mapping kits

by warren about 4 years ago | 2 | 4,135 | 2

After an extended design process and a very long time actually getting these produced, we finally...

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Modifications and tweaks for flare spectrometry

by warren about 4 years ago | 1 | 2,860 | 1

Down in Chalmette, Louisiana, [folks have been using DIY spectrometers to try to detect light fro...

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Sanm camera board for spectrometer kit

by mathew over 4 years ago | 20 | 10,132 | 0

Today a [small camera board](

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Extra reels and balloons now for sale, plus T-shirts!

by warren over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,917 | 0

If you're popped your balloon, need to fly 1000' higher, or find yourself shirtless, you are in l...

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