From building electronic noses to low-cost detectors for toxic chemicals, chemical sensing is really useful and it's becoming easier thanks to the availability of off-the-shelf components and microprocessors like Arduino. In this meeting we'll delve into the art and science of chemical sensing.
12:30 - Presentations and demos
Stephen Elliot (Department of Chemistry) on optical sensors and micro-electro-mechanical systems
Zeeshan Ali and Richard Hopper (Cambridge CMOS Sensors (http://www.ccmoss.com/)) on low-cost gas sensors - environmental sensing for everyone
Orr Yakoni on detecting arsenic with bacterial biosensors
13:30 - Pizza (£4 suggested donation)
14:30 - Making!
We'll be building the open source desktop spectrometer (https://publiclab.org/wiki/spectrometer) from Public Lab (https://publiclab.org/) - and a mini version too!
You are also welcome to work on your own projects.