REV2022 Conference: A Low-Cost Spectrometry Remote Laboratory
Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has precipitated the digital transformation in education worldwide and has exposed weaknesses and limitations in laboratory and experimental activities, mainly in the field of engineering.
In this paper, we describe how we adapted our low-cost spectrometry technology (which is based on a 3D-printed mini-spectrometer and a smartphone) to deploy a remote laboratory as a rapid solution, due to the impossibility of using conventional and costly spectrometers, which work only for on-campus learning. This adaptation was helpful, not only to have several spectrometers available for a higher number of students but also to allow teachers to prepare asynchronous activities that can be realized without their presence. We applied Internet of Things (IoT) technology for remotely controlling the experiments and used Machine Learning to automatically calibrate our low-cost smartphone spectrometer.
Presenter: Alex Villazon
Conference: REV2022 – 19th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation.
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Date: 28 February – 02 March, 2022
EUSL-Energy M25 Meeting: Development of Remote Laboratories: EUBBC-Digital
Abstract: We present an overview of the Remote Laboratories under development within the EUBBC-Digital Project. Then we present the latest developments of the Spectrometry Remote Laboratory under development by the UPB Team, which leverages an in-house low-cost smartphone spectrometer technology, the architecture of the remote lab, and a demo (video) of the use of Machine Learning for automatic calibration of the smartphone spectrometer and also the Web App interface. Finally, we present a proposal for a Remote Lab Booking System under development at UPB, that could be used by all Remote Labs in both EUBBC-Digital and EUSL-Energy projects.
Presenters: Omar Ormachea and Alex Villazon
Meeting: EUSL-Energy M25 Consortium Meeting
Location: Negombo and Kandy, Sri Lanka
Date: 07 – 11 March, 2022