The Public Lab Store Starter kits for DIY environmental science

Picavet Suspension Kit

This build-it-yourself kit includes the Picavet cross and all the hardware for making a Picavet suspension. Requires some drilling and gluing.

The Picavet has two attachment points to the kite line about five feet apart, and the Picavet lines pass through four eyes on the Picavet cross. These multiple attachments reduce rotation of the rig and swinging of the rig along the axis of the kite line. The three inch shaft between the cross and the rig acts as a moment arm and allows the mass of the camera to level the rig. The star on the top of the Picavet cross allows the attached rig to be pointed in any of 16 directions.

Includes two stainless steel KAP'n Hooks for securing the Picavet lines to the kite line, 30 feet of 50 pound braided Dacron line, and all other hardware. The short fiberglass shaft requires drilling and gluing.

Assembly and use instructions are here.

Assembly time: 1.5 hours

Weight: 75 grams. 

The Picavet shaft will quickly lock in any of 16 positions to shoot oblique photos in any direction.


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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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