Desktop Spectrometry Kit 3.0
From 6/6/2017 until 6/26/2017 the desktop spectrometer is on backorder! You can place an order, but please allow up to 30 days for fulfillment. We are incredibly sorry for the inconvenience!
$47 (Bulk Discounts Available in Dropdown Menu)
International customers please leave a phone number at checkout! If your item is returned by customs and you did not leave a phone number, Public Lab is not responsible for shipping charges!
The Public Lab Desktop Spectrometry Kit 3.0 includes all the parts for a compact, simple, experimental tool -- a visible/near-infrared spectrometer, also known as a spectroscope or spectrophotometer. In less than 30 minutes of assembly, you can plug it into your computer with a USB cable and begin using the free SpectralWorkbench.org software and website to collect spectra -- the "fingerprint" of a material. The kit includes:
- a diffraction grating (you cut from a DVD-R)
- an acetate collimation slit
- a durable, ultra-black, papercraft enclosure
- rigid and adjustable mounting board
- printed instructions and online documentation
- webcam and USB cable
- wooden mounting block
- 1 roll of double-sided super tape
For more information on this upgraded version please visit our website and recent research notes.
For a smaller, very low cost spectrometer you can fold out of black card paper and attach to your smartphone, see the Foldable Mini-Spectrometer
If you previously purchased a Desktop Spectrometer version 2.0 with electrical conduit box, we are offering upgrades for $19.99. The upgrade will include all the listed components, minus the webcam with cable, and wooden mounting block.
Please note: We do not guarantee arrival of the items once shipped, as that is the responsibility of the post office. If you are concerned about your local mail service and are an international buyer, please select the DHL shipping option. For American customers, the only guaranteed method of delivery is priority mail EXPRESS (which is different from priority mail).