Dec 17, 2014

RamanPi DIY 3d printable Raman Spectrometer


RamanPi is open source project of Raman Spectrometer that can be made with many 3d printable parts. It is a low cost way to get a spectroscope for your laboratory or school and learn / teach about fundamental physics, chemistry and material sciences. It is powered by Raspberry Pi and most non-printable parts can be sourced off-the-shelf. The entire system is housed in standard PC ITX case.

Goals of the RamanPi project:
  • Make it Open.. Everything.. All of it.. 
  • Make it 3D Printable. 
  • Make it modular and easy to upgrade. 
  • Make it as easy to build as possible. 
  • Make it easy to customize and open to improvement. 
  • Use only commonly available off the shelf components whenever possible. 
  • Have a remote interface that will allow it to be controlled and viewed from anywhere. 
  • Compare the spectra to the online internet spectral databases. 
  • Provide the capability to log data to remote databases, share with friends and colleagues.. 
  • Not be just another open source spectrometer.. 
  • Make it easy to use and intuitive. 
  • Make it attractive with an elegant design.. 
  • Make it useful and just cool to have!





Detailed construction guide and technical details can be found at:

http://hackaday.io/project/1279-ramanpi-raman-spectrometer

RamanPi GitHub:

https://github.com/flatCat1597/ramanSpectrometer

There are more DIY 3d printed spectrometer  projects:

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2014/01/3d-printing-low-cost-open-source.html

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2013/09/publiclaboratory-mobile-3d-printed.html

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2013/09/tricorder-project-3d-printable.html

Videos from the RamanPi project: