Public Lab DIY Spectrometry Kit

The Public Lab is launching on Kickstarter :  a “DIY kit helps analyze materials and contaminants. We need your help to build a library of open-source spectral data.” In the video Jeff Warren explains that this will be like a “shazam for material”, “wikipedia style” a “ubiquitous tool for scientists to identify unknown materials, like oil spill residue or coal tar in urban waterways”. As Protei is embarking for a journey to study and protect the ocean, this may reveal a very useful tool to have on our Unreasonable trip and make us contributors to this great community. I was very happy to work with Public Lab on the BP Oil Spill and I recognize some pictures I took in that video :)  I look forward to work on these new instruments. We want some of these, and please spread around. Open Hardware for the Environment!

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  1. cesarharada

    1/3 funded in day! Woohoo

  2. cesarharada

    And it’s fully backed !! Woohoo !!!

  3. Jeff Warren

    Thanks cesar!!! Hope you noticed your name at the end, too! :-) we’re working on an offline version of the Android webapp so you can stick it in a boat… a Protei…

  4. Thanks a lot Jeff! The offline android version is super exciting. Next next generation of Protei will be android equipped – so looking forward !

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