Cereal box spectrometer

Craft & Design Science

We’ve covered this simple kitchen-table science project before: how to make a spectrometer from a cereal box and a CD. Here, PopSci offers a 5-minute video on the project.

A CD – cereal box spectrometer

8 thoughts on “Cereal box spectrometer

  1. atk says:

    i dont believe that it worked, guy didnt show us ANY result

  2. Gareth Branwyn says:

    It definitely works. You can see an image of it in the previous post I linked to.

  3. loafgoat says:

    It works, just made one from the cardboard tube in the center of a roll of paper towels, its very neat.

  4. Gim says:

    Its amazing!! Must try it!!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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