The colorimeter kit is an open source hardware project: KiCad files for the electronics, enclosure designs and software are hosted and updated here: https://bitbucket.org/iorodeo/colorimeter/. For those interested in making their own boards and laser cut parts we have included the Gerber files for the 3 PCBs with BOMs, as well as the files for the laser cut parts. A list of all additional materials (hardware etc) can also be found in the online User Manual.
For more information on the educational colorimeter kit, visit the project website at www.iorodeo.com/colorimeter and the Kickstarter project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iorodeo-colorimeter/educational-colorimeter-kit
There is now a video of the assembly at the end of this instructable in Step 8.
Step 1: Kit contents:
Each Kickstarter colorimeter kit ships in a 6" x 4" x 3" clear container and contains the following items:
- Colorimeter LED board
- Colorimeter sensor board
- Colorimeter shield for the Arduino
- 11 laser cut acrylic parts for the light-tight enclosure
- Hardware for the enclosure (screws, nuts, washers and standoffs)
- 4 x pre-crimped 3" colored wires and housing
- Assembled ribbon cable for connecting the Arduino and colorimeter
- Set of 6 cuvettes
- Mini Philips screwdriver
Step 2: Identify the laser cut parts
Print out and lay on a flat surface
Take all of the black laser cut acrylic parts and match them with the outlines on the printout. This will help to identify the parts as you go through the next three steps in this instructable.