Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MEOWSER Introduction


Mineral Element Browser (MEOWSER) is a wooden cabinet containing APEX mineral samples with LED lighting controlled from a laptop computer.  The laptop can display either the periodic table or a layout of the cabinets.  When the user mouses over elements or minerals the appropriate lights in the wooden cabinet light up.  An Arduino microcontroller serves as the computer - LED interface.



The MEOWSER Video Introduction is posted here.
http://youtu.be/iYMWUONchU0
There are several more videos if you want more details.

This Blog describes each of the APEX minerals I collected.  I discuss the minerals for each element and also some interesting properties of each element.

APEX Minerals in the Periodic Table is the master index page into all the challenges I had collecting APEX Minerals.