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Public Lab is occasionally able to offer in-person workshops to interested people, groups or organizations. Information about workshops fees, scheduling and regional availability will be coming soon. Are you interested in connecting with a member of the Public Lab staff or community to schedule a workshop or event? [Fill out this form]( or join us on one of our [Tuesday Open Calls]( to let us know a little more about your needs and we'll get back to you! ## Types Of Workshops **Building & Using A Tool ** This workshop would include an introduction to a tool in the Public Lab suite, a guided building activity, and opportunities to use the completed tool with a sample. This workshop will also include instructions and support for use of relevant software used to collect, interpret or share data, and ways that DIY/open source tools can be incorporated into a study design. This workshop can be extended to include sample collection or field testing (on site), use of a complementary tool (such as using a trawl to collect samples for a microscope), or a creative prototyping activity. Example: Constructing a microscope, simple air sensor, or conductivity sensor and examining samples in the classroom. **Aerial Mapping/Site Survey ** Using a kite, balloon or pole kit (as appropriate given the specifics of the site), Public Lab staff will guide attendees in setting up an aerial mapping rig and camera, collecting aerial imagery, and uploading images to Mapknitter. Advance planning to ensure suitability of the site and transportation of supplies is required. Public Lab staff will discuss how aerial mapping has been used by other groups and ways that aerial mapping can be incorporated into a study design. Example: Group meets in an outdoor location, workshop leader demonstrates how to prep and launch an aerial mapping rig, after which images are examined and findings are shared/discussed. **Prototyping Activity ** Starting with an existing Public Lab tool (or suite of tools), attendees will discuss challenges and opportunities for a given tool or method, brainstorm alternative ways to assemble hardware, and experiment with ways that new or modified devices can be used to collect data in different environments. Example: Participants start with a tool they have already used successfully (to some extent) and work together to modify it for use in a specific type of research or environment, such as reconfiguring a microscope to utilize NDVI, adapting a sensor's housing for use in a marine environment, or exploring stabilization/rigging methods for aerial mapping. ## Questions Are you interested in leading a workshop, or what to know how other people are offering advice about ways to incorporate Public Lab tools or methods into outreach or educational spaces? [You can post questions to the community here. ]( To help others see your post, we suggest using the tags "questions:workshops" or "questions:education". [questions:workshops] ## Activities Take a look at some of the workshops that members of the Public Lab community are planning, or have offered in the past. [activities:workshops] If you are reaching out on behalf of a community who is interested in working with the community at large, or partnering with Public Lab on a bigger project, you can still use the linked form above, or [share a post about your work. ]( ...

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TommyJJ "This is pretty smart! But why not use a recent devise has called 'Scio', it'll already make most of the job by detecting materials by scanning the..." | Read more » almost 7 years ago
warren "Another draft of the paper research note: I also made a Post-It notepad of these on" | Read more » almost 9 years ago
stevie "Draft event guide posted: " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
stevie "I agree! In this event, we were testing out a number of different bottle options, trying to source the best ones. (you can see some of the ones we..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
bsugar "hmmm...well, this presents a dilemma in that Public Lab will be the only ones with the purchasing power to buy them inexpensively, but people will ..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren "The orig bottles were basically square, but not very precise -- sort of that wavy crude surface from molded glass. But I have a sense that there's ..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
bsugar "regarding the new bottles, in my search to find alternatives, it seems like even the squarest of bottles on the outside have some curvature on the ..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
bsugar "@stevie, it would be very helpful. I think all and all this makes an excellent framework for any workshop, in particular the part where you have t..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren "I like the idea that if there are 4 tables, four different organizers can sort of "staff" the tables, focusing on the parts they know best. " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
stevie "hey all, Great thread. Scott thanks for writing up the materials list. Also, I'll add we had sticky notes and markers on each table with a post-it ..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren "Unexpected yes -- it was for some reason much harder to get light into the webcam! But very easy on a smartphone. We're working a bit on this probl..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
eustatic "1) yes 2) there's not enough light, so perhaps angling the laser a certain way, or shining it through at the right level would help, so that the ca..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
bsugar "Follow up: 1) Does the reflective material go in the back of the bottle? 2) By laser-camera alignment, so you mean that the horizontal beam from ..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
eustatic "unsure what you are referring to in that link but it was like this one but with the lid closed and with reflective material added. Jeff's phone..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
bsugar "when you write that: "We struggled a great deal with getting enough fluorescent light from the sample to register on the webcams..." were you using..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
eustatic "I think Stevie asked people to bring laptops we had 3-4 working desktop spec, set up at tables 3 and 4 (one laptop wouldn't work) jeff's phone spe..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
liz "Do you have a list of supplies needed for this workshop? And what, if anything, you asked participants to bring? " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
liz "This is an incredible event design. So many great features to it--the four browsable tables that provide an overview of the process at a glance, th..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
patcoyle "Sounds like great meet up. Will be interesting to see how the scanned paper note idea evolves. " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren " paper-research-note.pdf " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
eustatic "actually, could we get a scan of the handwritten one? (no offense, mat) I m glad to see a new way to encourage the writing of research notes. s " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
eustatic "cool " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
warren "Love it! Tried out our prototype: " | Read more » almost 9 years ago
mathew "Love the paper research note so much! I made two takes-- with and without drawing bubble: PaperResearchNote.pdf PaperResearchNote_picturespac..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago