This week in the Public Lab community newsletter, participate in an intro to water quality workshop, a pollution identification workshop or the upcoming OpenHour on spectral analysis, get involved in a Linux development project and check out developments on creating a rig for the Mobius Action Cam. Enjoy!
RJ Steinert posted a call for collaborators and comments on a new initiative to develop a small Linux web app server. Want to join? Read more here: http://publiclab.org/notes/rjstatic/07-09-2014/thinking-about-a-small-linux-web-app-server-initiative-who-wants-to-join
Infragram on Instagram: Public Lab is now on Instagram! Follow us @public_lab or tag us in your amazing pictures:
- while you’re using your Desktop Spectrometer,
- are out balloon mapping,
- thinking about your favorite community science hero, or
- out experimenting and adventuring in nature!
The Open Water team will be hosting an "Introduction to water quality" workshop tomorrow (7/12) from 11 AM to 5 pm in Cambridge, MA. If you’re in the area, we hope you can join! For more details and/or to RSVP: http://publiclab.org/notes/donblair/07-11-2014/water-quality-workshop-july-12th-mit-media-lab
OpenHour Monday, July 14 at 8pm est: Spectral Analysis During this OpenHour we will be discussing spectral analysis: How can it be used? Where can the science of spectrometry take us in the future? Jeff Warren, Public Lab Research Director, will be discussing spectrometry and its applications for oil sampling and Amy Soyka will discuss color theory, and her project to test dust and water samples from the Latrobe Valley following a mine fire. Bring your research, your ideas, and your questions and join us for OpenHour!
Heading to Open Knowledge Festival 2014? Check out Public Lab in the opening fair and join us for a session on thinking through collaborative structures around creating projects for environmental good.
Gulf Coast friends, join Public Lab on July 31st for Samples with Spectrometry: Can we identify pollutants? More information on the event can be found here: http://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/07-09-2014/a-new-orleans-event-samples-with-spectrometry
New and ongoing projects
Infragram mapping at Fab10 in Barcelona: http://publiclab.org/notes/warren/07-09-2014/infragram-kite-mapping-at-fab10-barcelona
Creating a KAP rig for the Mobius Action Cam: http://publiclab.org/notes/code4maine/07-09-2014/kap-rig-for-mobius-action-cam
Research Note highlights
- The story of a DIY poem (posted by Cindy_ExCites)
- Using a RAW image to calibrate a JPEG image (posted by nedhorning)
- GSoC update: Using 3D transformations on objects inside html canvas (posted by anishshah101)
- Inconsistent two cam NDVI (posted by gpenzo)
- Simple 555 conductivity meter (posted by donblair)
- Selfgrown plant (posted by GreenLeaves)
If anything was missed, please email the list or post a research note. Have a great weekend everyone! Shannon