The Public Lab Store Starter kits for DIY environmental science

Balloon and Kite Mapping Reels

$30 for 1000' 

$20 for 500'


110lb-test Dacron line, pre-wound on an hoop winder.

Each reel is hand wound onto an "unbreakable" hoop reel. Line is wound with loop at the end, allowing you to "chain" together multiple reels to get way, way up there.

To learn more about balloon mapping, check out the open source documentation on the Public Laboratory website

All PLOTS content is CC-BY-SA and CERN OHL 1.1yellow reel photo by James Lent, CC-BY

Buyers outside the US, Canada, EU, Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea please select USPS Priority International.



Want to carry our kits in your own store? Order wholesale! Contact the kits team.

Community Science Forum: Frac Sand

Our quarterly print publication has a new name, and a wider scope. It's now called the Community Science Forum. This issue is focused on frac sand, and in particular on the work being done in western Wisconsin by community groups concerned about air and water quality impacts of mining operations there.

Usually $5, we're offering the new issue at an experimental price of $2 plus shipping.

Event Packs

Do you have an event planned and would like to introduce Public Lab to your community? Order a $10 Event Pack with GMF and foldout maps!


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