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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. The Kits Initiative is part of this effort.

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Paper spectrometer for phone: modification for hard-to-peel cd roms

by Harristotle 2 days ago | 0 | 105 | 1

Nice instructions. On my old cdrom, it was impossible just to scratch and peel. The solution ...

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Spectrometer

by rmaltzman 21 days ago | 2 | 472 | 2

Just followed the instructions - and it worked, first try!![image description](https://publiclab....

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Introducing a Lego Spectrometer

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 543 | 1

We've been making and distributing [Do-It-Yourself spectrometers](http://store.publiclab.org/coll...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: December 2017

by Delaney about 1 month ago | 0 | 101 | 0

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

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Kits Initiative 2017 Wrap Up!

by bronwen about 1 month ago | 0 | 180 | 1

2017 was an exciting year for Public Lab Kits Initiative. We welcomed new team members said g...

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Develop Community Kits with Public Lab!

by bronwen about 1 month ago | 0 | 192 | 1

**The Kits Initiative is opening our doors to projects from around the world by launching a Commu...

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Build a papercraft spectrometer for your phone -- version 2.0

by warren about 2 months ago | 0 | 6,281 | 3

After a few years, we're returning to one of our oldest kits to update and improve it, building o...

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Public Lab Community Newsletter: October 2017

by Delaney 3 months ago | 0 | 148 | 1

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

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Kits are on the move!

by bronwen 5 months ago | 1 | 211 | 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 7 months ago | 0 | 152 | 0

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

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Balloon Kits in the Wild!

by bronwen 7 months ago | 3 | 194 | 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 11 months ago | 8 | 687 | 2

In doing some tests with the [Desktop Spectrometry Kit 3.0](https://publiclab.org/wiki/desktop-sp...

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Stress-testing the Desktop Spectrometry Starter Kit

by warren about 1 year ago | 0 | 713 | 0

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 over 1 year ago | 11 | 1,435 | 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 | 1,564 | 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 almost 2 years ago | 0 | 1,615 | 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 about 2 years ago | 4 | 1,729 | 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 about 2 years ago | 4 | 2,349 | 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 almost 3 years ago | 5 | 3,328 | 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 over 3 years ago | 7 | 2,518 | 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 over 3 years ago | 13 | 4,306 | 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 over 3 years ago | 0 | 2,957 | 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 over 3 years ago | 5 | 3,675 | 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 about 4 years ago | 0 | 3,778 | 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 over 4 years ago | 1 | 4,199 | 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 over 4 years ago | 2 | 4,152 | 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 over 4 years ago | 1 | 2,884 | 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 almost 5 years ago | 20 | 10,176 | 0

Today a [small camera board](http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2-0-megapixel-USB2-0-Camera-...

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

by warren over 5 years ago | 0 | 1,927 | 0

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

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