DIY Spectrometry

DIY Spectrometry

Our DIY Spec kits are great tools for teachers to engage students in the science of spectroscopy, where visible light is broken down into a spectral pattern that is unique to the material reflecting light.  All materials on earth have a spectral signature that is unique, and using these tools with a smart phone or webcam allows you to photograph spectral signatures and identify them using Public Lab’s Spectral Workbench tool.  These low cost instruments are great for public outreach or introductory courses in environmental science, astronomy, and remote sensing.