The aim of the project is to design and create a system device for optical characterization of thin and transparent materials, as an open source project so it can have a maximum of social impact, and can be utilized and modified by communities around the world. The main application of the device is the measurement of the quantum efficiency (QE) of photovoltaic cells. The device is essentially an automated tilt angle and rotation stage, capable of both tilt angle adjustments (from 0-90 degrees) and for rotation (0-360 degrees) with 1 degree accuracy. There are some additional elements for fixing the sample and for electrical connections.
|Planning and contribution logging
- Characterization of photovoltaic cells
- photography and video
Create two working devices.
Distribute the device as CC-BY-SA
- Design Characteristics
See more on the planning
This project is funded
Since the device will be distributed as CC-BY-SA, SENSORICA will have the right to commercialize it.
You can be co-author in at least a scientific paper describing the device and the process.
See SENSORICA Business Model and Value Accounting System.
Tools, activities, and processes
Database [see below]
Diigo tag - PV_characterization
- Electronics - Arduino based and other open source or readily available hardware
- 3D modeling
- 3D printing and other mechanical prototyping
- Software - Arduino and user interface
Agenda - use it to coordinate & plan
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Coordination meeting, 7/28/28