Question: How do I find where and how to download the spectroscope software on the Public Lab site?

dhaprt asked on November 30, 2017 04:31
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I tried to locate and find where and how to download the software for the spectroscope and have not been able to locate it on the web site. I would also like to know what platform to use. I have a Mac. I have all of the components for the spectroscope except for the camera. Can I order the camera on Ebay, and if so, what is the description of it?

It may also be helpful to describe the type of camera needed. For example, would a raw RGB format be desirable? Are there some camera features like autofocus or Infrared capability that would not be desirable?



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You can visit the following page:

http://www.upb.edu/en/contenido/smartphone-spectrometer

Here is a free software, the description of how to assemble a spectrometer and use the camera of your cell phone.

In this other web page you can find the description of the calibration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRab76QmoYg

All this is for an android platform, but the spectrometer is very easy to build and for calibration you only need a conventional fluorescent lamp.

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you can use any basic camera, and infrared is acceptable, you get even take an infrared filter out of a cheap webcam to give it capabilities.

The software is online at spectralworkbench.com; you can download it as well from github (publiclabs/spectralworkbench) but I've had difficulties with that.

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