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Our collaboration with Make Magazine hits newsstands this fall!

In October, we'll be walking through the assembly and use of some Public Lab kits live over video.

Live builds are scheduled for:

Live builds will be on our Facebook page and live links will be posted on this page just before the broadcasts start.

October 3, 6 pm ET (other time zones) Build a Community Microscope Using a webcam and a few pieces of hardware, make a DIY microscope that will allow you to get a closer look at your environment!

October 5, 3 pm ET (other time zones) BabyLegs Trawl Learn how to make a DIY trawl so that you can collect samples from your local waterways! Look for microplastics, algae, organisms and more!

October 9, 6 pm ET (other time zones) It's two-for-one! We'll be demonstrating the Coqui (a DIY conductivity sensor), and a DIY particulate sensor for studying air quality.

October 28, 6pm ET We'll be available to discuss all of our kits, take questions about open source hardware, ways to get involved with environmental monitoring where you live, and ways that being part of the Public Lab community can help connect you with resources and support. Join us on Zoom here!

Share your projects with us on social media

@PublicLab and @Make

Learn more about Public Lab kits

The Papercraft Spectrometer

The Community Microscope

The Coqui conductivity sensor

The LEGO Spectrometer

The Infragram Pi camera

The Simple Air Sensor

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