Introducing a new Public Lab kit for microplastics: BabyLegs
Because we know you're interested in community science tools, we wanted to let you know about our latest Public Lab kit and campaign: BabyLegs.
This do-it-yourself trawl, made... Read more
Over 200 people have signed up for a Community Microscope Kit
Hello everyone! I wanted to get in touch again with a new Public Lab kit and campaign -- one of our most exciting yet: the Community Microscope Kit.
Explore... Read more
Shipping Kits & Getting Creative With Prototypes!
Our Classic Kite and Ballon Kits & Balloon Prototyping Kits are flying out the door! (Stay tuned for news of airborne octopus and squid: they'll be on the way very... Read more
Getting ready to ship, upcoming events, & design challenges!
Hi, everyone -- as promised, here's the latest from Providence!
We are now all set up and, as you can see, starting to pack boxes. This is exciting --... Read more
Our new office on the other coast, plus: posters progress and a Barnraising
Hi, all - we'll have another update by the end of the week, but I wanted to chime in with some pics of our new digs in Providence, Rhode Island,... Read more
Kits updates, Portland/Providence move
Hi, folks - checking in after a busy August -- we’ve been ordering all the balloon and kite kit materials and preparing print files for the posters and booklets.
Moving... Read more
Final 24 Hours! What's Next?!
Well, we've made it to the final 24 hours of this campaign, so if you are waiting to adopt your own squid kite (or any of our other aerial mapping... Read more
We'd like to extend a big THANK YOUto everyone who has contributed to this campaign so far: we've met our goal and are looking forward to moving into fulfillment... Read more
Infrared Photography with Kites and Balloons!
To get started with aerial photography, all you need is a camera that is capable of capturing images in continuous mode (many commercially available cameras have this option in... Read more
Now with cameras - crashproof & waterproof, and possibly WiFi
Hi, all - we finally decided we liked these little GoPro alternatives so much, with their crashproof and waterproof cases, that we ought to offer them as part of the... Read more
KITE KIT IN ACTION! Plus a lively Open Hour conversation about aerial mapping.
Public Lab member Scott Eustis took a kite kits out for a spin at Bayou St John Wetland, and shared some of his findings in a research note and the video... Read more
Aerial Mapping Open Hour: Tonight at 8pm EST!
Public Lab hosts a monthly Open Hour online: it's a chance for people to get together to discuss tools or topics, and share work or questions with the community... Read more
Using Kites and Balloons To Map Invasive Species
Near Infrared image of the Louisiana Nature Center
Mapping can be a great way to capture images of where invasive species have taken hold in an ecosystem. Amelia Legaux and... Read more
Camera Rigs! Attaching your camera to your kite or balloon.
Congrats! You've got a kite or balloon kit, and now you're ready to attach a camera! If you're using a point and shoot camera on one of our classic kits,... Read more
Help collaboratively write the new Pocket Guide to Grassroots Mapping
As we gear up for the launch of our new Mini Kite and Balloon Kits, we're looking to revisit, revise, and update one of our most classic collaborative works --... Read more
Mapping Protests with Kites and Balloons
Whether surrounding the perimeter of the Alberta Tar Sands, or marching in the streets of Santiago, balloon and kite aerial photography has been used by demonstrators to document and broadcast... Read more
Project of the Day + stories of balloon and kite mapping in education
Today we are honored to be Kickstarter's Project of the Day! The Kickstarter team has long been a big supporter of our work -- thanks!
In part due to... Read more
Challenges, questions and problem-solving together: choosing cameras!
Thanks for a terrific first week! 47% in our first seven days is awesome -- thanks for your support.
We've mentioned both that Public Lab is dedicated to collaborative work,... Read more
Balloon and Kite Mapping Stories, Part 1 -- plus, 33%!
Wow, we'd first like to thank everyone for our first 2 days -- it's very exciting to be at 33% of our goalso early in the campaign! Special thanks... Read more
Getting Started: Balloon And Kite Mapping With Public Lab!
Open Source communities are built on sharing. In Public Lab, our members are generous with their skills, time, ideas, and support, so every time you visit our website, join one... Read more