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Build a plant-based air purifier

by nshapiro over 1 year ago | 10 | 2,189 | 10

Domestic chemical ecologies have both many toxicant sources and many toxicant sinks. Formaldehy...

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Early (2014) plant filter prototype

by liz about 1 year ago | 0 | 196 | 0

This was developed in a workshop at App State University in the fall of 2014. The setup adapts ...

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Dustduino potentiometer testing

by imvec over 1 year ago | 9 | 621 | 7

We want to verify what resistance value (position of the potentiometers) is needed to measure PM...

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Fresh air collector

by imvec over 1 year ago | 3 | 513 | 4

We'll try to develop a DIY system to collect a relatively standard “fresh air” during the initia...

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Thoughts on Method 9 and its utility

by gretchengehrke over 1 year ago | 3 | 586 | 5

Several people in our Public Lab community are concerned about various kinds of airborne emission...

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Public Lab awarded NSF funding to help develop low-cost community formaldehyde monitoring technique

by nshapiro over 1 year ago | 2 | 809 | 5

(Header image: A woman in Oklahoma attempts to document formaldehyde's effects on her son with he...

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Snake Plant Air Remediation Build & Partial Teardown

by jfrankamp over 1 year ago | 9 | 758 | 6

I wanted to build out an air remediation plant for my home by following the activity instructi...

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Air-Crafting: Teaching Atmospheric Attunements with Plant Air Purifiers in Davis, California

by PIAO New Contributor over 1 year ago | 0 | 512 | 4

Tim Choy and Jerry Zee worked on replicating the[ DIY plant remediation kit](https://publiclab.o...

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

by mathew about 2 years ago | 0 | 1,213 | 1

Over the past three years me and @Ecta64 have posted a few notes investigating [using a kite itse...

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Aquarium Pump modifications for Durability & Flexibility

by mathew over 2 years ago | 0 | 2,633 | 3

Create a version of the modified aquarium pump in the [formaldehyde test kit](/wiki/formaldehyde...

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Deploying Passive Particle Monitors

by mathew over 2 years ago | 5 | 1,510 | 6

Passive Particle Monitor tests are going out in Wisconsin ...

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Formaldehyde Measurement: testing Public Lab's kit with DOH's equipment

by gretchengehrke over 2 years ago | 11 | 2,972 | 7

Formaldehyde is one of the most common indoor air pollutants, and is a known respiratory irrit...

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When $100,000 is not enough: how citizen data (could) relate to government regulation

by liz over 2 years ago | 2 | 3,282 | 2

October 29, 2013: The headline on [airhugger.wordpress.com](https://airhugger.wordpress.com/2013/...

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analyzing passive monitors

by mathew almost 3 years ago | 8 | 3,144 | 6

In analyzing passive particle monitors, we’ll collect a glass slide cover with a 6mm circle of d...

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"Dust in the Wind: How Data Visualization Can Help the Environment"

by stevie almost 3 years ago | 1 | 1,836 | 2

_Image above: DustDuino can help individuals with limited ...

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My DIY Formaldehyde test kit

by mathew almost 3 years ago | 6 | 4,465 | 9

Compile under one note the parts, assembly, and calibration of my DIY formaldehyde test kit foll...

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Borrowing a Formaldehyde Kit, Take 1

by mathew almost 3 years ago | 15 | 3,384 | 6

Mail a DIY Formaldehyde Lending [Library...

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Mini-Buck vs. the Bubbles

by mathew about 3 years ago | 5 | 3,864 | 4

Compare the $10 [stopwatch & bubbles](/notes/mathew/06-04-2015/using-soap-bubbles-for-pump-calib...

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bubble-filled adventures in low-pressure airflow

by mathew about 3 years ago | 1 | 2,692 | 6

I want to measure the airflow through low-cost particle sensors. The Dylos, Speck, and AirBeam ...

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using soap bubbles for pump calibration

by mathew about 3 years ago | 21 | 4,624 | 8

I want to see if @davidmack's [suggestion](/notes/nshapiro/11-03-2014/diy-formaldehyde-test-kit#...

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Plan for recording Shinyei optical sensors using Open Pipe Kit

by mathew about 3 years ago | 14 | 3,888 | 3

the goal is to read and save the raw output of a [Shinyei PPD42](/notes/Willie/04-01-2014/field-...

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Formaldehyde Testing Kit for Lending

by mathew about 3 years ago | 5 | 2,865 | 3

Building on a conversation that @NShapiro, @Warren, and @DanBeavers and I have been having in Ni...

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DustDuino Data Quality

by Willie over 3 years ago | 1 | 4,620 | 5

There is an enormous need for low-cost air pollution monitoring around the world. In particula...

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Two weeks with a Speck

by mathew about 4 years ago | 6 | 2,812 | 4

Carpentry. 80 times worse than rush hour. Illah Nourbakhsh and Beatrice Dias from [CMU CREA...

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