Convert a DVD-R drive in to a lab scanner

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Convert a DVD-R drive in to a lab scanner

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Convert a DVD-R drive in to a lab scanner (or…microimmunoanalysis on standard compact discs to determine low abundant compounds) – it’s pretty amazing, you put the samples on the CDR and use the laser to analyze them. This could be a super portable and low cost way to do a lot of testing – [via] Link.

4 thoughts on “Convert a DVD-R drive in to a lab scanner

  1. Austringer says:

    At first glance this is not dissimilar to a system that was demonstrated to my group at work. The difference is that their system cost about as much as a car with the special disks running about $200 each.

  2. Atharsia says:

    Those “special” disks are probably so expensive because they contain the entire LotR trilogy with all extended features :)

    Either that or they were made by Aliens and then kept in a hermetically sealed Mayonnaise Jar on Funk and Wagnal’s front porch….

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