Make: vol. 71 is on its way to mailboxes right now, and inside the issue we have a wonderful profile of community science advocacy group Public Lab, including a tear-out insert of their paper spectroscope.
To further augment the article and help guide people into building and using open-source tools to measure environmental conditions and more, Public Lab is running a series of livestream workshops this month.
• October 3, 6 pm ET (other time zones) Build a Community Microscope Using a webcam and a few pieces of hardware, make a DIY microscope that will allow you to get a closer look at your environment! JOIN
• October 28, 6pm ET
We’ll be available to discuss all of our kits, take questions about open source hardware, ways to get involved with environmental monitoring where you live, and ways that being part of the Public Lab community can help connect you with resources and support. Join us on Zoom here!
Learn more about Public Lab’s tools in the following videos:
The Papercraft Spectrometer
The Community Microscope
The Coqui conductivity sensor
The LEGO Spectrometer
The Infragram Pi camera
The Simple Air Sensor
You can also find kits to build these at store.publiclab.org