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Ag8n "Call them on the phone and talk to their salesman. Talk to tech services of you have to, but sales is usually better. A word of warning, the sale..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
MarcioPamplona "Yes, i'm aware of the technologies. I want to develop a sensor, using NIR spectometry to measure the moisture level and characterize wood chips. L..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Hi, all - i believe I've fully recovered this post -- apologies for the database problem over the weekend. Please tell me if things aren't working ..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
Ag8n "That's a lot of money. Nir is using overtones of IR bands. So you might be able to get by with something like atr with an IR. Just can't see that..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
JSummers "Hi @MarcioPamplona, Step one is to figure out where the absorbance shows up. By that I mean the wavelength that you need to detect. Googling "woo..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
MadTinker "There are a number of publications in this area because of the increased use of renewables (e.g. wood) for heating and the increased fire danger th..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
cfastie "Wood moisture content is commonly measured at different points in the process of turning trees into finished wood products. Many wood moisture mete..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
Ag8n "Frequently, in agriculture, near infra-red (NIR) is used, often for grain ananysis. One item is moisture. They will change the amount the farmer ..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Hi, are you interested in using a spectrometer? (Just guessing from tags) I'm not sure about if that's possible, but happy to try to think through ..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
pswigert "Hi! I really enjoyed this thread and seeing everyone's thoughts and responses to the question. @WhiteRabbit , I was wondering if you have any updat..." | Read more » about 8 years ago
WhiteRabbit "I found this: http://www.vernier.com/products/sensors/col-bta/ which is interesting because unlike other low-cost spectrometers/colorimeters its s..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
warren "Wow chris the barcode scanner filter idea is great!!! " | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "The Public Lab desktop spectrometer is quite capable of making a spectral graph of sunlight reflected from grass. The curve will differ from the pr..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
WhiteRabbit "Here's a write-up that I'm finding quite helpful: http://publiclab.org/notes/nedhorning/11-01-2013/why-a-red-filter-should-work-well-for-ndvi Eyeb..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
WhiteRabbit "Sounds like gel filters would be tricky at best, so I guess ixnay to that. How about this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Optical-Interference-Filter..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "I have not seen a cheap filter like Rosco that is truly a narrow band pass filter. It might be possible to combine filters to get a fairly narrow t..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
WhiteRabbit "Cool! Awesome post. I suppose it's wishful (and probably foolish) thinking, but given the the low price of a filter swatch book and the seemingly..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "A filter switcher is a viable solution, especially for small cameras. Cameras as large as Powershots might require a big, precise device in front o..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
WhiteRabbit "Thanks, Chris, for your thoughtful and very informative post. If I'm reading it right, perhaps using two monochrome cameras, each with the appropr..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "It should be possible to distinguish between stressed and non-stressed lawn grass using NDVI. I suspect that the $900 FieldScout performs more or l..." | Read more » over 8 years ago WhiteRabbit "Interestingly enough, I did just now find this$889 turf grass color meter which does, indeed, use NDVI! http://www.specmeters.com/nutrient-manage..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
WhiteRabbit "Thanks for the links. Supposedly grass also changes color as the soil loses moisture (IIRC, it becomes less green and more blueish?), and people c..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
warren "I think a lot of the challenge of using an Infragram camera well is the need for comparison. Comparing an area treated in one way with a "control" ..." | Read more » over 8 years ago