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LEAFFEST went very smoothly this year, maybe because we are getting really good at LEAFFEST. It was a smaller crowd than in the past few years, and that meant we could move nimbly between projects.
Will and Katie focused on using a Raspberry Pi Zero W to take microscopic photos of dust. I'll let them explain why they were doing that.
Above: Agenda for Sunday. Center diagram is a one-point perspective drawing of a Raspberry Pi microscope. Lower left diagram is a three-point perspective drawing of the same thing from the viewpoint of a piece of dust in the petri dish (where there is a man and dog). Both diagrams by J. Warren although one was retouched by an unpaid intern.
This was the first LEAFFEST to fall on the first of October when a repeat photo is taken from the backyard every year. The 11 years of photos in this series suggest that foliage color in Vermont is not something we should take for granted.
Thanks to Public Lab for sponsoring another LEAFFEST. It makes a really big difference to see other Public Lab folk at least once per year.
Below are research notes and questions posted about LEAFFEST 2017. Some of the questions have been answered, but some are mostly for organizing the agenda and some are more or less rhetorical.