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Video spectrometer

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Spectrometer setup

This spectrometer is made with cardboard inserts inside an old VHS box, and uses a USB webcam. This allows the user to view the spectrum in real-time, rather than taking a photo and analyzing it later.

More coming soon:

  • Software
  • Build instructions
  • Next steps

An example spectrum (one of our best yet!):

Full sunlight spectrum, visible+near infrared