This is the essence both of ZEN and engineering; “Harmonizing opposites by going back to their sources is the distinctive quality of the ZEN attitude, the middle way, embracing contradictions, making a synthesis of them, achieving balance.”
These are the capabilities of this technology, and with the advent of 3d printing and 21st century design software, projects such as mine and others like it, will continue to provide fresh innovations for the market place, and a vehicle for the citizen scientist to deliver technological modernization to under developed regions in desperate need of it.
I am confident in it’s performance, even @ 8 bits, I did learn a few things though about working with CCD’s, one is, thermal noise, yeah, even with NO power its still there, and on the breadboard it has little room for any air circulation underneath, so I had to compensate for this “dark current” by taking at least 5 dark frames and comparing the frame with the least amount pixel depth and then averaging the other frames together at their higher RMS #’s and subtracting that from the low pixel numbered frame and that gave me a pretty good representation of the most stable dark current values.
Even as I’m writing this, I think of the times of frustration and disappointment, mainly at myself, wanting to just give it up, “man why am I doing all this?” 12 – 15 hour days, and for what? I keep forgetting procedures, the order of things, ect.,
I converted the raw data from the spectral images from the other day using the formula I previously mentioned (10ᶺ(-B2))*100 and wanted to demonstrate how it is utilized in Excel: The image below is the same […]
Update#6 Time: 3:43:PM 07/17/2017 Description of operational aspects of the 3D Printable Raman Spectrometer Operational Manual Part I I am including this brief explanation for some of the operational aspects of this project, so it’s functions […]
DAV5 V3 Above is a downloadable Power point presentation, I am presenting an amended version here to illustrate the main points and history of this long running project. Full project details are available here […]
This is the 2nd installment for the V3.01 Turret Grating Controller project for the 3D printable Raman spectrometer project. Below is a link to the video @ my YouTube channel demonstrating the newest functionality and […]
Advantages of multi-grating turrets in spectrometers Phase I There are significant advantages of multi-grating turrets in spectrometers. Quite often it becomes necessary to select two or three gratings to achieve efficient light throughput over a […]
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Alex Markovich, 39 y.o. male living in Russia. A photographer, writer, and lecturer, as well as translator. A regular guest on “Radio of Russia” and other radio stations. Main subjects of the programs: “Traveling through Russia” and “Photo Art” (Alex arranges photo exhibitions in various Russian towns and cities, as well as abroad). E-mail: travel.with.markovich AT gmail.com