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Abstract Title: 3d printed low budget spectrographs
Abstract: With 3d printers becoming more common, one can now design and create physics specific apparatuses.   Using a 3d printed part with the additions of a webcam, DVD fragment, and school glue, one can produce a reasonably good quality spectrograph.   This spectrograph can produce accuracy to within 2nm for discrete spectra with no modifications to the webcam.  If one modifies the webcam (replacing the original lens with a longer focal length lens), one can increase the accuracy of the spectrograph at the cost of the spectral viewing range (no longer the full visible spectrum).
Abstract Type: Poster

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Primary Contact: Timothy Grove
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