1.1 - 1.3 Files designed did not meet quality control standards, not available for download.Lid groove too shallow, did not close properly. Required EXCESSIVE amounts of sanding especially for laser housing to properly engage/disengage lasers and for holding of cuvette samples.
1.4 Files designed to be used with the paper folded DIY 3.0 kit from publiclab.org. file TempleCameraMajor is a camera platform at 45 degrees and AltarGratingCLoser is a double sided diffraction grating holder with angles measured at 15 and 20 degrees respective to the camera plane. Glue your diffraction grating on the side closer to the camera. Files not tested with newer versions such as 1.6, due to design flaws 1.4 laser housing is not included as a downloadable, layout did not work with economically feasible sample holders. I used two razor blades attached to the outside of my case in place of the provided transparency printed slit that came with kit 3.0.
1.6 Files are standalone spectrometer files which will work with the laser housing attachment requires over 40 hours of 3-D printer time on a MakerBot Replicator 2. On the inside of the case the text "Yolanda Reyes 2.9.19" and " Xiuhtecuhtli 1.6" written in Quadroo a curve-less font designed for people with vision impairments. I recommend affixing razor blades to the outside of case for a proper slit. For lasers with a radius of ~8mm use LaserCapBig.stl
First prints of the Chantico laser attachment did not have a laser locking mechanism, initial tests of the SunKey on the battery compartment required adjustments to the key's dimensions. Currently the project's locking chamber and dimensions of the Xiuhcoatl lock are being refined for increased reliability.
Thank you for your patience as I complete and upload files. For printing the first edition of Xiuhtecuhtli's manual two sheets of 8.5X11 paper will be needed. Print as follows
Sheet 1: Cover.pdf & CoverReverse.pdf
Sheet2: centerfold.pdf & CenterfoldReverse.pdf
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Overview and Background
Driven by the desire to design a camera capable of shooting spectra, I found my way to the non-profit PublicLab.org. Their goals of expanding access to tools and knowledge on how to monitor our environment seemed a perfect fit. No need to design anything I thought, upon receiving my kit I quickly realized something more reliable would be needed if I was ever to use it as intended.
As a non-traditional college student, it has taken me a while to be able to get to the point of workable 3D-Prints. I first needed to learn to use Freecad, a parametric modeling software, having only used animation software I watched many videos and taught myself using internet resources. About a year later I was able to start designing the housings, and caps. All prints published here have been fully tested to work using my version of the PublicLab kit (3.0).
My Spectra Dataset:
Video of Spectra of Snow Moon 2019:
"Light brings us the news of the universe" ~William Bragg
Lesson Plan and Activity
Rubric and Assessment
Curriculum and Projects