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A project log for Autonomous Research Laboratories

A self-driving (autonomous) laboratory optics demo using dimmable LEDs and a spectrophotometer. <$100, <1sq.ft, <1 hr setup.

Sterling BairdSterling Baird 08/18/2022 at 01:440 Comments

For my first mounting test, I used what was on hand and formed strips of aluminum foil around the wire and added an arm to support it. While it had a nice trade-off of maintaining its position and adjustability, it was too kludgy. I ordered some sculpting wire from Amazon and tried a near-identical setup to the Al foil, but it was also lacking. Unfortunately, the wire was too large to fit through the mounting holes. So, instead, I wrapped the wire around the Blinkt! module and fastened the wire using fishing line.

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