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Make your own aerial photos and maps with our flight kit and MapKnitter browser app. Add a camera to our reusable 5.5' balloon & kit.
463 backers pledged $34,646 to help bring this project to life.

Most IR cameras are shipped!

Just an FYI - all except the 3 "fully assembled" IR kits were shipped yesterday, USPS. 

Documentation for the kits is IN PROGRESS -- if you're interested in collaborating on this, please sign up on (you should all have gotten an invite, but it's open) and get in touch on the mailing list!

Remember - Public Laboratory is an open source community, not a camera company -- so the more people who collaborate to create thorough and well-presented documentation, the better! Think of it as Wikipedia crossed with Instructables, for people interested in the environment.

So, documentation is coming together at - it's pretty incomplete but growing fast. We'll tend to focus on "first steps" so you'll be able to get started when your kit arrives. 

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