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This DIY kit helps analyze materials and contaminants. We need your help to build a library of open-source spectral data.
This DIY kit helps analyze materials and contaminants. We need your help to build a library of open-source spectral data.
This DIY kit helps analyze materials and contaminants. We need your help to build a library of open-source spectral data.
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International shipping correction, iOS backers and yeast spectrometry at Mystic Brewery

Hey all! Amazing that we've passed our threshold already and a million thanks! Some quick answers for a few questions (you asked a lot -- some will be added to the FAQ!), and a fun trip to do spectral testing at Mystic Brewery:

International shipping for $100 reward: It was $60, but that was a typo -- chalk it up to too many late nights putting this together. International shipping for that reward is now $20, and only that high since we're shipping each item separately. I can't edit the reward description but we'll count it up at the end, so adjust accordingly.

iOS version: So, LOTS of people want to know if we'll FOR SURE going to do an iOS version of the software. Right now, we're 30% towards the threshold of 250 backers, since we're counting all higher rewards which include the $65 one. But even if we don't, the attachment will be adaptable to most webcams and built-in laptop cams, so it won't be useless. For now we're leaving things as they are. We're only on day 2 of 40 -- help get the word out and we'll make it!

Mystic Brewery trip: So to demonstrate (and explore, really) some diverse use cases, I want to post regular updates with demos and experiments showing real-world uses. This (along with browsing SpectralWorkbench.org) will give you a better idea of what you'll be able to do -- so if you do experiments yourself, post them at PublicLaboratory.org or contact me and I'll post them here.

... so today I visited Brian at Mystic Brewery, a small brewery outside of Boston, because he's a biochem PhD and had some ideas about using a spectrometer to streamline their yeast counting. We did some encouraging tests and you can read all about it here, and see the data: http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/warren/8-28-2012/spectral-yeast-tests-mystic-brewery

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      Jodi Smith on October 25, 2012

      When can we expect to be contacted about delivery addresses and such?

    2. George Chiesa on August 29, 2012

      Thanks for the update to cheaper intl shipment of the 100 reward, upgraded my pledge accordingly.