kgradow1 15 research notes and 32 wiki edits | Joined almost 6 years ago

I work with Parts and Crafts, a community workshop and makerspace for kids in Somervilla MA. (www.partsandcrafts.org) We're psyched about using PLOTS tools to help kids better understand their local environment and giving them tools to investigate the world around them.


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Raspberry Pi Microscope: Honeybee Legs

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Microscope build for Barnraising 2017

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Flame testing metal salts

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Brainstorm a Family Hackerspace!

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Union Square MBTA Mapping

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Sunday 4.6.2014 -- Toolshed Raising

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1. Setting up the Raspberry Pi Camera for Wireless Streaming

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 10 | 3,066 views | 2

The Raspberry Pi Zero is an ama...

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Prepare an SD card for a Raspberry Pi camera from scratch

by warren about 1 year ago | 8 | 786 views | 5

In a perfect world, our Raspberry Pi Zero W would hook up to the camera, connect to the wifi, and...

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Overview: Hackteria Remix: Building a Basic Microscope with Raspberry Pi

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 14 | 4,327 views | 8

A microscope at its core consists of 4 things being held in place in relationship to each other...

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4. Lighting Your Sample

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 2 | 322 views | 1

Lighting is conceptually relatively straightforward but extremely important for microscopy. We ...

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2. Attaching Your Raspberry Pi Camera to a Microscope Objective Lens

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 13 | 3,657 views | 8

For a full overview of this project, go to [Raspberry Pi Microscope Build](https://docs.google....

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6. Looking at Dust (and other things)

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 2 | 395 views | 3

NOTE: This is the least-well-developed part of the process and is a complicated enough project t...

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5. Testing and Calibrating Your Microscope

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 0 | 702 views | 2

Our goal is to look at dust particles and attempt to identify them by size and shape. In order ...

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6. Looking at Dust (and other things)

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This is the least-well-developed part of the process and is a complicated enough project that i...

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3. Building a Basic Microscope Stage

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 3 | 595 views | 3

The microscope stage holds the optics, the sensor, and the sample together in a fixed geometric...

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Quick Build: Basic Microscope Kit with Raspberry Pi

by partsandcrafts over 1 year ago | 15 | 878 views | 1

Quick build instructions for [Hackteria Remix Raspberry Pi Microscope](https://publiclab.org/note...

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How much are Coqui measurements affected by hot/cold water?

by warren almost 5 years ago | 16 | 322 views | 4

Some people don't drink water from the hot tap, because its sat in pipes and has more heavy me...

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Open Hour on Water Quality, Monday July 21, 8pm

by donblair almost 5 years ago | 5 | 142 views | 0

Hey Folks! Tonight, July 21st, at 8 PM It's a Google Hangout -- so, everywhere! ...

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What are good ways to capture outputs and notes at events?

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Could the Raspberry Pi Microscope be used for looking at microplastics found in ocean water?

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Where can microscope lenses (objectives) be bought?

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How is a Technical Advisory Committee formed (for a Citizen Science Project)?

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What's one thing that could be better for newcomers about the Public Lab website?

warren asked about over 1 year ago

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How to best write a debrief of a session at Barnraising?

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What sessions would people like to have at the 2017 Barnraising?

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Has anyone used a RasPi camera in a DIY microscope?

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How does the EPA measure things, especially the size of dust particles?

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Result of flame test of Aluminium strip

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What rocks are native to Salisbury, VT?

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How big are smoke particles, in microns?

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"Paquicamus, there are a number of adapters that are available through Thingiverse to connect the Raspberry Pi camera to a stereo microscope, for in..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"That's really helpful, thank you! I feel like I need to reread and synthesize this a bit, since I still have a very rudimentary idea of how micro..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"I would love to try to replicate this in Somerville. Flooding is a big problem here. " | Read more » over 1 year ago
"For reference, here is a diagram of lung tissue that better explains what you're looking at: http://ib.bioninja.com.au/options/option-d-human-phys..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"We've been working with these to take initial photos: https://www.amazon.com/AmScope-PS25W-Microscope-Biological-Education/dp/B009YLNJ4A/ref=sr_1_..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"The cost of all of them actually vary a lot. We took a 40x apart at the barnraising and realized it only has two lenses inside of it, which seemed..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"I'd love to work through a build at 4x or 10x, which should a much simpler in terms of onboarding and just learning how to use the scope. At those..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Do you mean which magnification? Either 40x or 100x are good. I think the 40x is slightly easier to start with, since it's easier to find your m..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"40x for $22: http://www.amscope.com/40x-achromatic-microscope-objective.html 100x for $31: http://www.amscope.com/100x-achromatic-microscope-oil-..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"If you want to organize an integrated event, it's important to brief the other adults and remind them that what they're doing should be accessible ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"My favorite form of on-the-go documentation are the small science zines, which we've used to document stuff at Parts and Crafts as well as (very oc..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"How big are the particles? I know very little about microplastics but I found this great reference sheet: http://www.ccb.se/documents/Postkod201..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"We tried it with a bunch of different light sources, including a diffuse multi-LED source (book light). The best source was a single LED at close..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"We haven't tested a wide range of objectives -- that would be a great next step for this project " | Read more » over 1 year ago
"We got ours from Amscope: http://www.amscope.com/4x-100x-four-achromatic-objective-lens-set.html#product_tabs_description_tabbed. 20mm RMS-thread..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Having the point source seems pretty important -- however, it seems possible to do a micro LED copper tape coin battery solution, which would bring..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"I can't speak to bots , but comments tend to be a pretty powerful way to swing local issues. The best combo for us has been a bunch of people who..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Linking to the Public Comment wiki page, which is quite good: https://publiclab.org/wiki/public-comment " | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Obviously with some modification for context " | Read more » over 1 year ago
"I really liked the suggestion that was made at the Barnraising to put the agile learning quotes front and center on the website. "Whoever comes is ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"This would be really helpful to me. I've struggled a lot with the infragram trying to make sense of the processed images, which has as much to do ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Are you required to meet any parameters by the terms of the lawsuit? Or are you asking more about best practices? " | Read more » over 1 year ago
"This is really exciting. Are you planning to do a flame test for this? (I'm pretty unfamiliar with arsenic) " | Read more » over 1 year ago
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