The Public Lab Store Starter kits for DIY environmental science

Foldable Mini-Spectrometer

As seen and available at the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Hall of Science, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

$10

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 die-cut from thick, light-blocking black card stock and includes a DVD (used as a diffraction grating), a custom fit collimation slit, 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

5th Anniversary Sale!

Public Lab is turning 5 years old this month. It all started with mapping of the Gulf Oil spill in 2010 which brought a community together and marked the beginning of a new era of community science for environmental justice. For the month of April all mapping kits are on sale!

New Kits: WheeStats, Pole Mapping and more!

Finally, the biggest selfie pole you'll ever need! (doubles as a drone swatter). Now in stock under Pole Mapping. Also, don't miss out on the WheeStat Exclusively available through Public Lab. This is a potentiostat for measuring concentrations of metal in your water. Also coming soon, the MultispeQ, a device for assessing plant health. Beta kits now shipping if you are on the list. Finally, 3d printed aerial mapping rigs from Chris at the KAPtery. Read more about incubated projects here

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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

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!

Wholesale

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

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