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Public Lab community newsletter 9.15.13

by Shannon | September 16, 2013 02:30 16 Sep 02:30 | #9332 | #9332

In the newsletter this week, check out updates from Google Summer of Code projects, browse the work done on near-infrared imaging at LEAFFEST and get ready for the 2013 Public Lab Barnraising. Enjoy!


GSoC ends in 1 week -- soft “pencils down” tomorrow. More updates to come, but check out a post on the GSoC project to find the closest matched spectra from the database.

Upcoming events

Barnraising 2013: Travel stipends are still available, make sure to reserve a spot today!

There is a Waag Society/Public Lab program in Amsterdam for infrared plant analysis and kite mapping this upcoming week, taught by Cindy Regalado and Jeff Warren -- get in touch on the list if you're interested in participating.

New and ongoing projects

LEAFFEST resulted in a lot of intense camera testing related to the Infragram project, and has yielded a variety of helpful research:

The “Sky Camera” app developed by Mohit Meena is out for testing. Feedback can be provided (and is requested) on the plots-gsoc mailing list: /

Keep an eye on the new Amsterdam wiki page created this past week to get an idea of Public Lab happenings in the region.

Research Note highlights

Nungesser test: collection of coal or petroleum coke for further testing and Nungesser test #2, UV and green lazer (posted by eustatic) Infrared behavior of A810 (posted by cfastie) Eye-Fi + BAP + Solar Install = Win? (posted by Natevw) De-Bayer research (posted by danbeavers) Finding neon (posted by cfastie)

Hot topics on the mailing lists

DIY detection of radiation in phosphogypsum mud:!topic/publiclaboratory/3Ygm1hHQhHA

An interesting open access journal soliciting citizen science:!topic/publiclaboratory/L0icyDKzje4

A new 3D printable spectrometer project:!topic/plots-spectrometry/EyBsC3uin4g

Using light field cameras for DIY science:!topic/publiclaboratory/K8GkRETNC9k

Public Lab in the media

Directions Magazine runs an article on open data and Public Lab.

Hack your PhD interviews Liz Barry on civic science and Public Lab.

Have a great week everyone! As always, please email the list or post a research note if anything was missed. All best, Shannon

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