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We're hitting the beaches and hitching boat rides to make aerial images of the gulf oil spill's effects using cameras attached to balloons and kites.
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Hello again! We've created a plant health camera called the Infragram

Posted by Jeffrey Yoo Warren (Creator)

It's been a while, but we wanted to get in touch again because one of the projects started during this campaign has grown up into it's own project -- an infrared "photosynthesis camera" we're calling the Infragram. 

During the oil spill, we began to experiment (in the same spirit of Do-It-Yourself creativity and environmental concern) with a pair of synchronized infrared and visible cameras in a technique for assessing plant health which we borrowed from NASA. You can read more about our work here:

Since then, as you probably know, we've formed the open community research network called Public Lab. Our goal with this camera has been to help quantify damage to ecosystems, using a low-cost version of the same techniques NASA uses from satellites -- very much in the spirit of Public Lab! The two-camera technique was expensive (although not as much as the thousands of dollars normally spent on such images!) and a bit unwieldy -- a prototype! 

Well, we've worked hard since then, and with lots of help from backers (who are now active Public Lab contributors), we've come up with a single-camera version which we are offering in our new Kickstarter. You can get one for as little as $35 -- and the images are stunning; see below.


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