Tuesday STEM Talk with Don Blair: Citizen Science/Easy Lab Activities
October 1, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
A short introduction to the vast array of inexpensive, easy-to-use 'open source hardware' and open source software that can be employed in K-12 education, academic research labs, and in environmental monitoring. Examples will include simple ways of measuring temperature, pressure, and humidity using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi electronics platforms. Also: an overview of the work of Public Laboratory (http://publiclab.org) and the use of kite and balloon aerial imagery, DIY spectroscopy, and near-infrared photography in citizen science."