83 - Do-It-Yourself Spectrometer


In this lab assignment, you will build a spectrometer. The building of the spectrometer is loosely based on the video Youtube - DIY Spectrometer. You will then measure some properties of different light sources. For further reference, it is advised to also read the manual for the experiment "15 - Wavelength Measurement with a Grating".


  • CD (which can be cut and destroyed)
  • Smartphone / Camera
  • Ruler
  • Sticky tape / Tesa film (non-transparent)
  • Cardboard box
  • 2 Razor blades or other sharp-edged pieces

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