See what's inside the SCiO Pocket Molecular Scanner in this teardown tutorial.
Here at SparkFun, we love to take things apart and see how they work. The most recent product to catch our attention was the SCiO, a handheld molecular scanner small enough to fit in your pocket. SparkX, the SparkFun innovation lab, recently got its hands on some very affordable spectral imaging ICs, the AS7262 and the AS7263 from ams.
Seeing what could be done with such affordable technology, we wanted to find out what was required to take this concept to the level of consumer product. We bought our own SCiO and tore it apart to see what made it tick.
The SCiO has an interesting story behind it, filled with Kickstarter pitfalls, manufacturing setbacks and a continued drive to bring this technology to the hands of the masses. Read the story and see what technology is inside of the SCiO in our latest teardown tutorial.
Now that you’ve seen what’s inside, what do you think about the SCiO? Do you think the consumer market is ready for pocket-sized molecular scanners? What types of data would you like to see collected with this technology? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and, as always, thanks for reading!