Public Lab is an open community which collaboratively develops accessible, open source, Do-It-Yourself technologies for investigating local environmental health and justice issues.
All topics »
If you cannot use the ReCaptcha to verify you are not a bot, use this alternative verification.
As an open source community, we believe in open licensing of content so that other members of the community can leverage your work legally -- with attribution, of course. By joining the Public Lab site, you agree to release the content you post here under a Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike license, and the hardware designs you post under the CERN Open Hardware License 1.1 (full text). This has the added benefit that others must share their improvements in turn with you.
sign up to join the Public Lab community
Forgot your password? Reset it here
We use tags to group research by topic -- browse below to see the most popular tags over the past month.
# of people |
# of uses
Honors Thesis Project
Using Spectral Workbench to measure remote "black-body" surface temperature
Webcam and PVC Spectrophotometer
Activity: Lichens for Qualitative Air Quality Determination
Troubleshooting the Bucket Monitor
Ida early response
What can you do about oil in your ditch following a natural disaster when traditional resources/normal pathways are not available?
EVENT: Wondering about Wastewater? Join us for a series of events to wrap up Public Lab’s latest research area review!
I asked an environmental planner, “What do you want people to know about stormwater?”
MapKnitter map of T
MapKnitter map of more updates to construction site near Mocho Park Livermore CA
MapKnitter map of BOSSD site
Advocacy and Organizing Community Call
Land Research Community Call
Air Quality Research Community Call
Post-Ida Nurdle Spill from Plastic Rail Car derailment: lessons from Raceland
Potholes in New Orleans Conclusion
What are ways to monitor for ethylene oxide?
What are air quality indicators you should watch for around a landfill that indicate you should take a grab sample?
Creating orthomosaics with oblique aerial images from 1940s in Agisoft or other software?
GSoC Report : Tag/Topic System Refinements
GSoC 2021: Geographic Features Refinement - Final Report
GSoC 2021 : Translation System Refinement
Announcing our newest Fellowship Team project!
Gas-Calibrated Monitor Explainer
Welcoming Public Lab's new Executive Director
Join Public Lab Fellows on community calls about air, water, land, and organizing and advocacy
Water testing protocols for Sulfide Mining?
What is some ways that we the people impact our community in a positive and harmful way in our everyday activities?
Tips about seeking funding for water testing?
Proposed Wolfden Mine at Pickett Mountain
Soil testing at a massive construction site in the Lower East Side
Charla comunitaria sobre investigación en agua
Water Research community Call (English-speaking call)
I've heard that hot tap water is not safe to drink--is there merit to this claim or is it just an urban myth?
For the Bucket Monitor, how many tedlar bags do you need per-sampling?
MiniVol for gas sensing?
Is the Purple Air sensor an EPA-validated tool?
Seeking Environmental Policy Fellow for Fellowship Team
Seeking Documentation Fellow for Fellowship Team
[Talk Recording] Mobilizing People to Act on Air Pollution with the Bucket Air Monitor - a Community Science Tool
Data Visualization with Sheet Mapper: How to connect a live spreadsheet to a web map
Summary of a research area review on mapping for organizing and advocacy
Making a power map at the start of your advocacy campaign
How to test sea water for gas?
Community Science and Monitoring Networks in Central California
How can we make resources that are created by letting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere without causing unnatural climate change?
GSoC 2021 experience with Public Lab
how to delete unwanted spectra?
Spectral Workbench upgrades published
How to report pollution entering your local stormwater system in the US
Post your photos of possible wastewater pollution! / ¡Postea tus fotos de aguas posiblemente residuales! 📷
¿Cómo detectar abrillantadores ópticos (aguas residuales) yendo a un río? / How to detect optical brighteners (wastewater) going to a river?
Seeking a Land Research Curation Fellow
How do I... Test home-made fertilizer
NDVI Drone Mapping Research
2021 US EPA Region 2 Citizen Science Water Monitoring Equipment Loan Program
Student Views: Explaining Science with Babylegs, A Photo Essay
Plastic in the Mississippi River:The Malleable Mississippi?
Live build event: Balloon mapping camera mount for aerial photography!
Research area review on mapping for organizing and advocacy
Rhode Island Timelapse
Open Source Technology is Integral to Equitable and Innovative Climate Action
What Public lab has taught me so far working as a Fellow.
Event: Organize and advocate with maps! Wrapping up Public Lab’s latest research area review
Choosing Locations and Methodology for Air-Quality Gas Testing
Bucket Monitor Build: VVAMP
Question about grab samples from the Bucket monitor tool: Which ones do I order?
Set up a Raspberry Pi Camera with Pi Builder
Is a Water Proof Solar Raspberry Pi Camera project viable?
Advice regarding taking photos over frozen
Most common tags, linked by how often they are used together. (full screen)
View 50 |