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 Design files, software and firmware for IO Rodeos's open source (hardware &
 software) scientific colorimeter kit for educators, students and DIY
-Colorimeters are analytical devices commonly used in science labs to measure
+scientists. Colorimeters are analytical devices commonly used in science labs to measure
 the concentration of a solution from its light absorbing properties.
 Colorimeters are extremely useful and flexible lab instruments for a wide range
-of science education labs. Some examples of how the colorimeter can be used for
-are listed below.
+of science education labs. 
-* Investigate Beers Law - Use food dye or other colored solution to investigate
-the relationship between concentration and absorbance;
+This packages contains:
-* Water quality - measure several water parameters such as turbidity, pH, water
-hardness, phosphate content and more;
+* Design files for the colorimeter Electronic Kicad) and Mechanical (py2scad) components.
-* Population growth - measure the absorbance of a microbial culture over time to
-follow population growth;
+* Arduino firmware and Python serial library for communicating the colorimeter.  
-* Enzyme kinetics - measure the activity of an enzyme over time and different
-environmental parameters (temp, pH, inhibitors); Nitrogen cycle - quantify the
-amount of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate in a newly established aquarium.
+* A suite of software (w/GUI) for taking measurements with the colorimeter - e.g. 
+  measuring transmittance and absorbance, generating standard curves, and  measuring 
+  the concentration of solutions.


   * pyserial
-  * pyqt4
+  * PyQt4 
+  * numpy >= 1.3.0
+  * scipy >= 0.7.0
+  * matplotlib >= 0.99
+  * PyYaml >= 3.09
 build process or the target location.


-colorimeter: Python library for communicating with IO Rodeo's OSHW Colorimeter.
+colorimeter: Serial library and GUI's for IO Rodeo's OSHW Colorimeter.
 Installations instructions can be found in the INSTALL file.