|Spend the time||indoors|
|Appropriate for kids||no|
A point and shoot camera (currently many people like using the Canon A495 that costs about $54), a jewelers screwdrive ($2 from Ace hardware), exposed film negatives and a piece of duct tape.
Public Laboratory Infrared Camera
|Develop, apply open-source tools to environmental exploration|
|Incorporate this DIY infrared camera into your research.|
Infrared photography can help in assessing plant health, and has been used on satellites and planes for agricultural and ecological assessment primarily by vineyards, large farms and large-scale (read: expensive) research projects. By creating and open-sourcing a low-cost near-infrared camera and working with wetlands advocates, farmers and environmental activists, the Public Lab community has begun to explore grassroots uses for this powerful analytic technique.