The Public Lab Store Starter kits for DIY environmental science

Foldable Mini-Spectrometer

Regularly $10.00

The Public Lab Foldable Mini-Spectrometer folds up in minutes to transform your smartphone into a compact, simple, yet powerful experimental tool -- a visible/near-infrared spectrometer, also known as a spectroscope or spectrophotometer. 

This kit comes laser-cut from thick, light-blocking black card stock and includes a DVD (used as a diffraction grating), along with complete instructions for assembly (and downloadable design files), attachment to your phone or webcam, and calibration to take and share accurate spectra through Spectral Workbench. Just add glue or tape!

For a more rigid, robust tool, try the Desktop Spectrometry Kit, which plugs into your computer with a USB cable, or the Smartphone Spectrometer, which is made from rigid, injection-molded plastic (perfect for carrying around in your backpack!).

Please allow 2 weeks for shipping. All Public Lab content is CC-BY-SA and CERN OHL 1.1

End of the Year Close Out/Holiday Sale

Now until New Year's day Balloon Mapping Kits for $80,Smart Phone Spectrometers for $40, Blue IR Filter Kits for $5, Foldable Mini-Spectrometers for $5. We are planning a relaunch of these kits for the new year and all current inventory must go!

Beta Testers wanted: Oil Testing Kit

We are introducing a new kit for identifying the source of oil pollution, using simple open source hardware tools -- a Blu-Ray laser and a fold-up cardboard spectrometer. Calling for beta testers to join the project through our Presale offer in store, in order to solve key remaining challenges in the open source technique. Worried about crude or motor oil spills near your home? Investigate them yourself!

New! Community-led Kits collection

The WheeStat is now available through Public Lab. It is a potentiostat used for measuring concentrations of metal in your water, and is part of a new and growing addition to the Public Lab suite of tools. Community-led kits are developed by members outside of Public Lab staff, and incubated through our Kits Initiative. Read more about incubated projects here

Contact us

Need help with an order or questions about shipping? Contact the kits team. Or call Customer Support at 503.902.5874 If you have questions about these open source kits, please check out PublicLab.org

Wholesale

Want to carry our kits in your own store? Order wholesale! Contact the kits team if you need help or for online catalogue, or call 503.902.5874.

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