Tag: pollution

by Jeffrey Warren

The Public Lab community has been working on a cheap, open-source spectrometer for detecting environmental contaminants [for some time now](http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/spectrometer). Since the [last spectrometry post](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2011/09/taking-steps-toward-diy-spectrometry-so-citizens-can-test-for-pollutants249.html), one year ago, a lot has happened, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to write an update on the project. Most importantly, we’ve just launched [a Kickstarter campaign](http://kck.st/PI9XOq) to [...] more »

by Sara Wylie

This post was co-authored by Shannon Dosemagen. In September, members of Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) met with residents of Garfield County, Colo., to discuss the growing hydrogen sulfide problem in their small, rural community. Public Laboratory is an organization and membership community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration [...] more »