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Public Lab Weekly Community Newsletter 5.19.13

by gonzoearth | May 20, 2013 05:08 20 May 05:08 | #7722 | #7722

A busy week in the community including a compelling story of grassroots mapping in Uganda and some amazing spectrometry research.

Upcoming Events

June 2 Science Hack Day NYC: balloon mapping workshop A NYC a local event that is part of World Science Hack Day, which coincides with both the World Science Festival and National Day of Civic Hacking.

Mapping Incredible report on the using balloon mapping by the JuaKali Craft Village in Kampala, Uganda to temporarily stall eviction proceedings.

Report from Aerial Mapping workshop at the Triennale Design Museum. Milano, Italia

Mapping an Atlantic coastal restoration site at Folly Beach, South Carolina

Why worry about flying your camera when you can simply stick a really long pole in the air!


Using the Spectroscope for Analysis of Concentration (Beer's Law). Great writeup on using the PLOTS desktop spectrometer and the to determine the concentration of an unknown sample.

In Search of Spectrometer Measurement and Calibration

Notes on adding external attenuation for the spectrometer's incoming light

Laser oil fluorescence proof of concept

A preview of the DesktopSpectrometry Kit Version 2.5


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