Now that you are gaining an understanding on how to manipulate life, it’s about time to consider morality.


  • Bioethics
  • Spectrometer Design
  • Practicals
    • Open Lab


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.

Webcam-based spectrometer

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

Feeling lazy?

Go ahead and buy a spectrometer:

  • Second hand photospectrometers at LabX

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