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The ecology and history of forests and landscapes, and new ways to see these things. High-resolution stitched images of vegetation, including low elevation aerial photography and multispectral imaging. Design and distribution of 3D printed aerial photography rigs via the KAPtery. Enlightening communities about where they live by revealing new perspectives on their environment.


cfastie was awarded the Empiricism Barnstar by warren for their work published in Grating angle.


cfastie was awarded the Basic Barnstar by Elidacanup for their work published in Broadening.


cfastie was awarded the Basic Barnstar by warren for their work published in Superblue.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in NE Organizers Summit.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in LEAFFEST 2014 accounting.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by Hudonnoodles for their work published in Spherical KAP over Cocodrie.


cfastie was awarded the Photo Documentation Barnstar by stevie for their work published in Public Lab Organizers Summit, 2014.


Kite panoramas at 360Cities

by cfastie 6 days ago | 0 | 290 views | 1

Above: The Saturn V Rig with strands of spider silk caught on the kite line. Spiders disperse by ...

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A Flight of Ice and Fireweed

by cfastie 16 days ago | 0 | 314 views | 1

Above: Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) near Glacier Gap Lake in the Amphitheater Mountains in ...

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Earth and Sky

by cfastie 17 days ago | 0 | 215 views | 0

A SkyShield autoKAP controller can instruct a Saturn V KAP rig to take photos in all directions i...

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Minimal coverage

by cfastie 25 days ago | 0 | 332 views | 1

Above: Launching the Saturn V Rig on its first flight over tundra. AutoKAP rigs typically have t...

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SkyShield v2 beta

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 3 | 363 views | 0

Above: all the 3D printed parts for five Saturn V Rigs. . The next version of the SkyShield autoK...

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KAP comes first

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 545 views | 2

This week Bre Pettis left Stratasys, two years after Stratasys bought MakerBot, the 3D printer co...

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Crown Point Fort infrared

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 2 | 596 views | 3

Below is a half spherical panorama taken over the 1759 British Fort at Crown Point, New York with...

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Saturn V at Crown Point

by cfastie about 1 month ago | 0 | 524 views | 0

Wednesday night I started from scratch (piles of 3D printed parts, electronic components, and oth...

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Saturn V and SkyShield beta

by cfastie 2 months ago | 3 | 608 views | 3

Image above: The SkyShield on an Arduino Nano. . At iFARM we flew the new Saturn V Rig with SkySh...

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iFARM aerial panoramas

by cfastie 2 months ago | 3 | 458 views | 2

Image above: Newly created habitat for the New England cottontail. Forest along a stream was remo...

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MultispeQ at iFARM

by cfastie 2 months ago | 7 | 548 views | 3

An important potential use of the new PhotosynQ MultispeQ is for farmers to measure photosynthesi...

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iFARM 2015 report

by cfastie 2 months ago | 4 | 562 views | 2

IFarm 2015 was this past weekend in Lee, New Hampshire. This was the fourth annual meet-up to sha...

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The KAPtery marches on

by cfastie 4 months ago | 5 | 854 views | 5

After a year of 3D printing camera rigs for aerial mapping, I would have expected to be bored. In...

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Filters in focus

by cfastie 6 months ago | 2 | 1,406 views | 2

Above: The three screws (red marks) holding the sensor plate inside a Canon PowerShot S95. . A ye...

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Orange is the new red

by cfastie 6 months ago | 8 | 1,756 views | 5

A couple of weeks ago Joe Sommer from Penn State asked about using an orange filter instead of a ...

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Public Lab Organizers Summit, 2014

by cfastie 7 months ago | 2 | 783 views | 3

Some photos from the Public Lab Organizers Summit on November 13, 2014. .

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 1

by cfastie 7 months ago | 1 | 763 views | 0

Some photos from the first day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Friday, November 14, 2014. .

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 2

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 669 views | 0

Some photos from the second day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Saturday, November 15, 2014. .

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Public Lab Barnraising 2014, day 3

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 545 views | 0

Some photos from the third day of the Public Lab Barnraising on Sunday, November 16, 2014.

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Public Lab at Science for Action

by cfastie 7 months ago | 0 | 703 views | 2

Above: What is Mathew holding? (answer) . Some photos of Public Lab at the Community Based Scienc...

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Santa's first stop

by cfastie 7 months ago | 2 | 592 views | 2

Twas the night before Christmas when I heard such a clatter That I flew to the shop to see what w...

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Potent Potable Puzzle

by cfastie 7 months ago | 4 | 963 views | 2

Unfortunately, there were no correct answers submitted to the Holiday Whodunit, so nobody won the...

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Holiday Beverage Whodunit

by cfastie 7 months ago | 6 | 900 views | 3

The glasses above each hold one of four liquids which could be found in your kitchen. Which one ...

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MultispeQ fluorescence

by cfastie 8 months ago | 9 | 2,202 views | 2

Image above: Tristan captures Robert explaining the MultispeQ. At the Public Lab Barnraising las...

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Reproducibility

by cfastie 8 months ago | 7 | 944 views | 5

The outline below is what happened in my brain when Public Lab people started discussing what a r...

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Event38 NDVI over Cocodrie

by cfastie 8 months ago | 3 | 1,361 views | 1

The camera flown by Charles Malveaux during the Barnrainsing had been converted to near infrared ...

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Spherical KAP over Cocodrie

by cfastie 8 months ago | 2 | 951 views | 4

The KAP rig I flew on Saturday at the Barnraising was a motorized pan/tilt rig which I controlled...

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Fixed wing over Cocodrie

by cfastie 8 months ago | 4 | 1,012 views | 1

Charles Malveaux brought a very big model airplane to the Public Lab Barnraising last week, and p...

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All Barnraising Tweets

by cfastie 8 months ago | 0 | 615 views | 0

This is the default Storify template which includes tweets with and without photos. [View the st...

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Barnraising Tweets

by cfastie 8 months ago | 0 | 560 views | 1

This Storify template seems to include only the tweets with photos. See here for all the tweets. ...

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