Check out our store for discounts and new items, & thanks for your support in 2017!

Public Lab Wiki documentation

  • 2


Host a Goal Setting Workshop

by stevie 10 days ago | 0 | 95 | 0

Setting Goals starts with listening to individual interests and priorities and helps groups to ...

Read more

Host an Issue Brief workshop

by stevie 10 days ago | 0 | 89 | 1

About this workshop: In this workshop, participants will work together to explore [Issue Brie...

Read more

Local Perspectives at Barnraising 2017

by a1ahna 11 days ago | 2 | 263 | 4

![image description]( "I...

Read more

Round-table discussion on the concept of citizen science

by imvec 16 days ago | 0 | 83 | 0

Tabakalera International Center for Contemporary Culture in Donosti, Spain. Friday 10, Nove...

Read more

Set up a Mobius Action Cam for timelapse

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 116 | 2

The Mobius Action Cam is used in the Infragram Point & Shoot, and ...

Read more

Change the white balance (or other configuration) on a Mobius camera

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 129 | 2

This is part of the documentation of the Infragram Point & Shoot b...

Read more

Project Night: DIY Microscopes!

by partsandcrafts about 1 month ago | 4 | 184 | 1

Thursday 10/26, 6-8 pm Somerville Fab Lab 81 Highland Ave, Somerville MA 02143 As part of ...

Read more

Getting started with infrared photography on

by warren about 1 month ago | 0 | 144 | 1

This tutorial walks through working with images on, which is an ea...

Read more

More research on "leaffest" »

Title Last edited Edits Likes
Host an event 10 days ago by stevie 25 2
LEAFFEST about 1 month ago by warren 62 2

An organizing page for LEAFFEST!


We tried proposing sessions in the form of questions this year, Jeopardy-style!

Title Author Updated Likes
How does the EPA measure things, especially the size of dust particles? @kgradow1 about 1 month ago
What are good sources of cheap bulk giant mylar balloons? @warren about 1 month ago
How does data from a Kestrel wind sensor compare to an Modern Device wind sensor? @warren about 1 month ago
How long does it take to build the hackteria microscope? (is it easy?) @kgradow1 about 1 month ago
Can we take photos with the Raspberry Pi Zero W and Raspberry Pi camera? @wmacfarl about 1 month ago
How to build an efficient workflow for small-scale kit manufacturing? @kgradow1 about 1 month ago
Walkthrough: What software is used to get wind data off the Kestral? @kgradow1 about 1 month ago
Does leadership require expertise? @mollydb about 1 month ago
What can the contributor data tell us about the community around PL? @mollydb about 1 month ago
What rocks are native to Salisbury, VT? @kgradow1 about 1 month ago
Show 2 more
How do we get data off of different wind sensors @warren about 1 month ago
What should we do at LEAFFEST? @cfastie 2 months ago

Ask a question  or help answer future questions

Past LEAFFEST info follows!



Learning Earth Appropriate Fact-Finding Environmental Science Tools

When: All weekend Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 2013

Where: 2878 Upper Plains Road,Salisbury, Vermont

Some research notes with the tag LEAFFEST2013

Eventbrite - LEAFFEST 2013 (so we know how many are coming)

LEAFFEST is an open gathering of the Public Lab community to work on environmental tools and share ideas about environmental science and activism. Projects this year will include Infragram photography, development of the online tool, pole aerial photography, characterizing the spectral response of Infragram cameras, and topics yet to be determined.

Four Free Workshops

Workshop: Infragram photography

When: Saturday, September 7, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Leader: Chris Fastie


  • What is Infragram photography and why should I do it?
  • How do you do it? Bring a camera with the IR block filter removed and we will convert it to Infragram!
  • Taking Infragrams -- We will capture some Infragram photos and process them to test hypotheses about patterns of plant health we observe in the yard.
  • Advanced topics -- Several experienced Infragram developers will be present. What do you want to know from them?


Workshop: Pole Aerial Photography

When: Saturday, September 7, 3:00 to 3:30 PM

Leader: Ned Horning

Content: Ned will demonstrate how to take photos from 10 m above the ground. He will explain his system of remote camera control, live video feed from the pole mounted camera, and his attempts to quantify the ground area captured by the camera for vegetation analysis. All participants will receive a free photo of the top of their head.


Workshop: Infragrammar

When: Saturday, September 7, 8:00 to 8:30 PM

Leader: Jeff Warren

Content: Infragrammar is a new way to interact with Infragram photos to explore how Infragram works and how to extract meaning from the derived images. Jeff will demonstrate how entering statements at the Infragram Sandbox in his simple language can harness the power of Infragram to reveal patterns of plant health and discover new uses for the technology.

. .

Workshop: Camera response to infrared light

When: Saturday, September 7, 8:30 to 9:30 PM

Leader: Don Blair

Content: To better understand how to interpret Infragram photos, we need to describe how cameras capture infrared light. Don will demonstrate an experimental approach to tracing how near infrared light makes its way into the three color channels of consumer digital cameras (or does it?).


Stay the whole weekend or attend any part

Lodging: There is plenty of room to camp in the yard and surrounding woods, and a some floor space inside.

Food: Food will come from here, so there will be plenty of good things to eat. However, desserts and breakfast pastries don't grow in the garden.ツ

Rideshare: Here is a Google Doc for matching up riders and drivers. .


Some research notes from LEAFFEST 2012


View Larger Map

near-infrared-camera vermont leaffest leaffest2012 event infragram

events:vermont tabbed:notes tabbed:wikis