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Raspberry Pi Spectrometer

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This page collects efforts to develop a Raspberry Pi (#raspberry-pi) based spectrometer, building on Public Lab (and others') open source DIY spectrometer designs.

Design goals

The Raspberry Pi camera (especially the version 2 camera) is very sensitive and good resolution, very inexpensive (<$20), has very low baseline noise, and is extremely configurable.


You can now download ready-to-use camera software on our Pi Builder page.


Questions can be either frequently asked questions, or "next step" challenges we're looking to solve.

Title Author Updated Likes
What are easy and fast ways to get files off a Raspberry Pi? @warren about 2 months ago
Can't access pi camera in Spectral Workbench @lukemcpheters 3 months ago
Uploading images from raspberry pi. @cedarlodge over 1 year ago
normal or noIR camera? @iamben over 1 year ago
How do I trigger a photo on a Raspberry Pi camera using a button? @warren almost 2 years ago
How can we set up a Raspberry Pi camera as an ethernet USB device to avoid using WiFi @warren almost 2 years ago
How can we stream video to or from a Raspberry Pi camera? @warren almost 2 years ago
How To Make Time Lapse Spectrometer @LightWaveResearch8000 about 2 years ago
Can I upgrade a DIY spectrometer with a Raspberry Pi camera? @warren almost 3 years ago
Getting the spectrometer to work with a Raspberry Pi? @anjohn12 over 3 years ago

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