F1 Drug Detector

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Project Description:

The DrugDetect-F1 scanner uses Photoemission/Reflection Spectroscopy to detect fentanyl and
methamphetamine by illuminating the target substance at specific wavelengths of ultra-violet (UV) light
to activate the relevant target molecules. Photons are returned from the target material(s) and detected
and analyzed by the sensor’s electronics. This scanner detects methamphetamine at 0.1% and 1.0%
concentrations and fentanyl at quantities of 100µg and 900µg in the sensor’s ½” diameter optical beam
through plastic bags to ensure user safety so that no contact with the substance is required.

Project Scope:

We are eagerly seeking a creative and innovative team to assist us in the enhancement of the "red head"
component attached to our F1 Device, the heart of our optical sensing technology. Here is a detailed
overview of the project:

1) Immersive Assembly Experience: Our project commences with a hands-on assembly of an F1 Unit
from the ground up. This vital step is designed to foster a deep understanding of the technology we're
working with. Lightsense will provide all necessary materials for assembly, and guide participants
through the procedure, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

2) Evaluation and Innovation: Once the units have been built, the team will critically evaluate the existing
technology and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) files. Research into possible alternatives to the current
design will then be conducted and presented upon. This process is expected to spark innovative ideas for
improving the "red head" component atop the unit.

3) Design and Development: The team will create a detailed 3D CAD file, aiming to replicate or enhance
the current "red head" design. The hands-on building procedure is expected to highlight areas of
improvement, shaping the direction of the design process. The final design should be optimized for
manufacturing purposes.

4) Prototype Creation and Verification: Utilizing advanced 3D printing technology, the team will create
prototypes of the new design. These prototypes will undergo rigorous testing to ensure their
performance aligns with our stringent criteria and the design's intended functionality.

5) Production Readiness: If the 3D printed prototypes demonstrate a high level of success and viability,
Lightsense will allocate a budget to create an aluminum mold of the design to be created. This mold
represents the potential gateway to direct production.

We look forward to the innovation and improvements this project promises, driving our technology and
products to new heights.

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