The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) is a community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible “Do-It-Yourself” techniques, Public Laboratory creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment. PLOTS is a nonprofit funded by foundations and the sale of open source tools.
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Public Laboratory develops open source tools Developing Open Source Tools with Public Lab Draft Page
- So anyone can assemble affordable tools from our open designs Developing Open Source Tools with Public Lab
- or buy a kit from our store Public Lab Store
- to monitor their environment Public Lab helps EVERYONE Monitor the Environment
- and give and get support for using the tools from a growing community How any one can participate in the Public Lab community
- using our open source software
- to create useful & shareable data Public Lab helps people create great Data
- to support community investigations Public Lab supports community investigations
- that make a real impact on their environment Public Lab's Accomplishments to Date