Microbes can generate a lot of data. Especially 3D data is beautiful and essential to understand. We will give enzyme analysis a try. Next, spectroscopy is a great tool for monitoring the growth and production in your bioreactor. We will make our own light source and detector setup. The class is about other analytical techniques too.
This week we will build a spectrometer. We have created 2 spectrometer designs, you may choose which design to build. The Webcam based device is the simplest.
For fast and easy graphical analysis.
Photodiode array-based photospectrometer
This is a more precise analytical instrument. Why not hack it into a flow cell spectrometer?
Bill of Materials
In order to take part in this class you will need the following materials:
Additional reading and hacking
- DIY Spectrometers
- DIY absorbance meters
Go ahead and buy a spectrometer:
- Second hand photospectrometers at LabX
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