Initial Testing

 

In order to understand the working of the device and to put it to use, we collected a range of different materials and scanned them.  They were:

things

1. Balsa Wood

2. A 10 cent coin

3. Paracetamol pill

4. Magnesium pill

5. A piece of fleece from a blanket

 

Testing the fleece with a regular head:

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Testing the Paracetamol pill with the head for smaller items:

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The Results on the App.:

  • Balsa Wood

balsa1

  •  A 10 cent coin

coin1

  • Paracetamol pill

paracetamol1

  • Magnesium pill

Mag1

  •  Fleece ( Polyester)

fleece1

After these tests were conducted, we were advised by Kaspar to select materials with a smoother surface as one of the objectives of this project was to use professional spectrometry lab equipment to compare its results with SCiO. The lab machine measures in the FTIR and it can be used to measure only samples with a thin, transparent and smooth surface.

 

 

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