What is Spectral Workbench?
With it, you can:
- connect your USB Desktop Spectrometry Kit
- scan and save samples
- wavelength calibrate your spectrometer
- plot light intensity as a function of wavelength (average digital consumer cameras have a range of 400 to 700 nm)
- create sets of multiple spectra to visually compare and analyze scans
- download CSV data for offline analysis
- view others' data and discuss
- find similar data in a database of over 60k spectra
No download is required -- just a web connection. The Chrome browser works best, but most standard-compliant browsers are supported. It is possible to use from an Android smartphone, preferably with the Firefox browser which allows you to specify which camera to look through.
- Learn to use the software
- Spectrometry in general
- Applications & uses
- API Docs
Spectral Workbench should work on Chrome (in Windows/Mac/Linux/Android, but not iOS), Firefox (Windows/Mac/Linux/Android), or Opera (Android). It may work on other browsers and we are working on expanding coverage; read more on this page:
We really need more developers, so if you are interested, please get involved! A great place to start is the "plots-dev" mailing list for software developers: http://publiclab.org/wiki/developers
We're collecting and working our way through a range of questions about Spectral Workbench -- if you can contribute your own questions, or answer others', please do!
If you feel you've encountered a bug with the software -- very possible! Please look through existing issues listed here, file a new one if you don't see something similar, and help to add any observations to existing issues shown here.
Thanks for helping improve this open source software!