Open hardware and software to help communities measure and analyze pollution
Measuring pollution at low cost
Public Lab is focused on democratizing the tools and techniques of environmental science so that communities who face pollution and other environmental problems can actually use them.
We believe that low cost, open source, easy to use hardware and software can enable anyone to collect data with which to hold polluters accountable.
Sensor data and open hardware development
Public Lab software projects focus on two areas: data processing for our sensors and tools (MapKnitter.org and SpectralWorkbench.org, among others), and community collaboration and open hardware development (PublicLab.org).
Our browser-based data analysis tools make use of HTML5 features such as CSS 3d transforms for image distortion and the WebRTC webcam API for capturing spectral data, to make advanced features available to users in a powerful cross-platform, user-friendly, database-backed approach to open science tools. Our collaboration and development platform PublicLab.org enables thousands of people to publish updates and share designs for emerging environmental open hardware projects.
Public Lab 2016 Projects
Ujitha PereraAdvanced Searching and Sorting Tool for publiclab.orgDevelop a service(set of classes within the project) for searching and sorting to output advanced nested results by prioritising tags and power tags...
Richard MeisterBrowser-based Arduino sensor data transfer using WebRTC and headphone jackMany open data projects rely on volunteers spending time to gather data, e.g. from remotely placed sensor nodes that capture environmental...
ananyoExpanded Q & A System for Publiclab.orgFor a community driven website like Publiclab.org that deals with a large number of questions there should be a proper way so that Users can ask...
jiteshjhaInternationalization of Publiclab.orgInternationalization is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can easily be adapted to specific local languages...
Lalith RallabhandiRich Profile tags and improving the performance of Publiclab.orgImplementation of various tags in profile page which improves community interaction in PublicLab.org organization and also improving the response...