JSummers 31 research notes and 56 wiki edits | Joined almost 6 years ago

I am an associate professor of chemistry at Western Carolina University. I am interested in developing open source hardware and software for environmental monitoring and science education.






Open Hour on Water Quality, Monday July 21, 8pm

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Hey Folks! Tonight, July 21st, at 8 PM It's a Google Hangout -- so, everywhere! ...

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Diffraction grating (200nm - 400nm) & Light, Vendor/Source Identification

darkdimension asked about about 1 year ago

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Quantitative analysis of wood moisture

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Hi I'd like to know more on this project

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What is my potential all over the place?

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please tell me

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Desktop Spectrometer Kit Availablility

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Is it possible to log the data from a dustduino without a wifi network?

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"Hi @iresal, The correct integration time is the 15 ms time. I think that is the minimum time to read the data from the output pin. The 4 ms value ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Hi @iresal, you are correct about the clock roll value being related to the integration time. As the code is written, the integration time equals ..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"You can get gratings from places like Thor Labs or Edmond Optics. For a uv lamp, I would look at Thor labs or spectrometer vendors like Ocean Opti..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Hi @ONECore and @hmx, I just posted a research note on this topic. it is here: https://publiclab.org/notes/JSummers/06-03-2018/updating-the-wheet..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Anyone interested in this project? I am working on code to use the Toshiba TCD1304 ccd in this project. I hope to have this to a point where I c..." | Read more » about 1 year ago
"Nice project. This spectrometer could fit into an open-source chemical kinetics project I am working on. If you would be interested in collaborati..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi @MarcioPamplona, Step one is to figure out where the absorbance shows up. By that I mean the wavelength that you need to detect. Googling "woo..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi @Greg_H, If the altSPI files are not on your usb memory you can download them here: https://github.com/SmokyMountainScientific/altSPI There sho..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi @Greg_H, I am sorry that you are still having trouble with your WheeStat. While it is possible that it is a software problem, it seems more like..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Building a spectrometer is a fine university project, but this will not work for detecting fentanyl. Fentanyl does not absorb in the range where t..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi @nyck31, The short answer to your question is no. The spectrometer will measure light in the visible and perhaps short IR wavelengths. Fentay..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi, I do not think a peristaltic pump would work very well since it is not designed to have very precise volume control. I have a new syringe pump ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi @Greg_H, sorry you are having trouble. The microcontroller should be powered up, and it must be if you are getting any kind of readout at all. ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi Jeff, I was not aware of these technologies. Thanks for bringing them to my attention. Jack " | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi, I just checked the software with Windows 10 and it seems to work fine. When I click the "save_run" button it opens a dialog box that allows yo..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi, For the hardware you made, use the firmware here:https://github.com/SmokyMountainScientific/D_SeriesWheeStatFirmware/tree/master/WheeStat6_d. ..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
"Hi @momosavar, The WheeStat will run with about any rail-to-rail quad op amp that works with a 3.3 volt supply and comes in the 14-SOIC package. ..." | Read more » almost 2 years ago
"Hi @momosavar, it uses the ek-tm4c123gxl. The voltage range of the model 5 potentiostat is limited to +/- 1.65 volts. The newer model 7 will go t..." | Read more » almost 2 years ago
"Hi Aneesahmad, In the US, you can order one from my website, smokymtsci.com. Outside the US, you can contact me at my email summers at wcu dot edu..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
"Hi @TUtam, I am not entirely up on this project but am somewhat familiar with Processing and am wiling to help. I downloaded the WheeTrometer GUI ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
"Thanks Chris, I don't expect that anyone will be making much money off of open-source science stuff. I see this as more of a service to my discipl..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
"Hi Ivan, I will be happy to help you with this. Did you want to make a WheeStat or were you decided on using Arduino. The WheeStat was designed u..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
"Neat idea, but ... Perhaps I dont understand what you are trying to do, but getting a spectrum is measuring multiple wavelengths of light and laser..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
"That seems reasonable. I don't know whether the gel-ceramic junction will be an issue or not. My guess is that it will not be a problem. If it i..." | Read more » over 3 years ago




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