I'm looking to buy or build a spectrophotometer for my lab. I would like to use it to determine DNA, RNA, protein, and cell culture concentrations. Based on my research I think a nanodrop style is better because of the low volume, but whatever works is fine.
The only DIY option I have found is the build here:
With a video and modification done by Justin Atkin
Anyways, both the hackteria build and Justin's modifications seem incomplete, especially for the full set of uses I would like.
Has anyone here built there own spectrophotometer or have any advice on building one?
I might end up just buying a nanodrop but considering how expensive it is I'm obviously considering all options, and definitely willing to build my own if I can get together a blueprint.