The MSP1000 miniature spectrometer (MiniSpec) is a compact, fibre-coupled spectrometer suitable for common laboratory tasks. By using the latest manufacturing techniques, we are now able to provide the system for a cost of less than £1000.
The latest version of the spectrometer features a CCD which does not exhibit significant etaloning as standard.
We provide a free software toolkit for acquiring spectra and performing simple analyses like peak detection, averaging, and smoothing. You can export spectra as CSV files for processing with other numerical analysis packages.
Alternatively, we provide open-source Python and C++ interface libraries on our Github page. We are also developing libraries for the Robot Operating System (ROS).
These libraries are designed to be similarly easy to use, for instance, you can capture spectra in just 3 lines of Python.