How are citizen scientists using open hardware to make groundbreaking discoveries?

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Caren Cooper

Caren Cooper

Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Caren Cooper is an associate professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources and member of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program in Leadership in Public Science at North Carolina State University. She is an advocate for citizen science and open science, and has written a book on these subjects. Caren is also the director of research partnerships at SciStarter, which connects people to citizen science projects, other citizen scientists, and resources.

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Public Lab

Public Lab

Network

Public Lab is a network of environmental advocates—including organizers, researchers, technologists, and educators—working to provide low-cost, open hardware tools for monitoring communities' air, water, and land quality.

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Aircasting

Aircasting

Open source solution

AirCasting is an end-to-end open source solution for collecting, displaying, and sharing health and environmental data using smartphones.

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UPROSE

UPROSE

Community-based organization

UPROSE promotes sustainability and resiliency in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood. Founded in 1966, it is Brooklyn's oldest Latino community-based organization.

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A mammoth laser cutter. An Arduino development kit. A hackerspace. Three women making art with open hardware.

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What are the farmers of tomorrow doing with open tools and principles today?

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