First Experiment

A project log for A DIY Imaging Fluorometer

Is it possible to build a precise Fluorescence Imaging Device at home?

MaykeMayke 09/23/2020 at 14:480 Comments

First Experiment

Curious whether the Fluorometer was any good after assembling, I decided to run one short experiment with some random weed plant from the garden.

After dark adapting the plant for 25 minutes, I applied the Actinic Light (White LEDs) at around 600 μmols per second per metre squared. 

Amazingly, the Kautsky effect is clearly captured by the script. I also applied a short pulse of blue light (SP) after few seconds, which is also clearly noticeable at the end of the graph. So far so good!

Below you can see my setup on the Jetson TX2: