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SpecPhone by asmithw Mar 28, 2016


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The SpecPhone is a 3D-Printed smartphone spectrophotometer for research and education. The device can make analytically accurate measurements of concentration and can be used for teaching analytical chemistry and DIY science projects.

For now it requires an iPhone 5, but new models will be made available soon.

More information at: smithlab.uakron.edu/specphone/

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I strongly recommend printing in black PLA or ABS. This eliminates stray light and allows for cleaner spectra.

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This is awesome. What about software. Is there some piece of software I should use with this? Is there a prism that this was designed to work with?

I found the recommended parts on your web sight. Would you consider uploading the src files so that I could possible change them to add a light src?

There's no software yet, but it's in development. It looks like you found the part list. I'd certainly consider sending the source file. Contact me via work email with the proposal (contact info at https://smithlab.uakron.edu/people/adam-w-smith/)

I am also in the process of working on some software for this device. I am going to try and use an analytical method and an AI method. I was thinking I could get samples of different liquids and train the model to recognize different rainbows at chemicals like alcohol. If you would like to get in contact with me about the software you can contact me at http://mobiledev.io