Thursday, March 14, 2013

LeVar Burton using a Public Laboratory spectrometer

LeVar Burton at SXSW this past weekend, using a modern day tricorder: a public laboratory-designed paper spectrometer, one that latches handily onto any smartphone. 
"Especially cool" one onlooker noted, "since Geordi LaForge's 'visor' was, after all, a multispectral scanner".


kallamis said...

Cool. I wonder if they remembered his visor before they had him do this. It sounds like he was promoting something there, but I really don't know that for sure. But if he was, then they definitely had the right guy to do it, considering the visor.

Beam Me Up said...

NO, you would be surprised Kall. These paper spectrometers are all over the place. Matter of fact I just built one for Ron (the poster) that was little more than black construction paper and a webcam. It came as a kit that would aid in the detection of pollutants. Remarkably simple.

kallamis said...

Cool. I don't have a smart phone though. Just a sprint Kyocera. I needed the qwerty pad. was tired of trying to send a text with the basic number pad. Besides, I can't afford the new phones. The data plans are murder.