SEAL kits are no longer available for sale. Please see our HARPOON kits of Juice from Juice as an alternative to participate in Solar Army research. 

Each SEAL kit is hand built by Dr. Jay Winkler at Caltech. The kit is assembled upon order and shipped once payment is received. The SEAL kit costs $400 (plus shipping for international purchases). See below for materials included with kit purchase. If you would like to order a kit, please email us through the contact page and include both a billing and shipping address for us to include on an invoice.

These materials are provided with the purchase of a kit ($400):

Pulsed LED array

LED Pulsar Array Unit (12 V power supply not pictured)


USB Cable (connects integrator to computer)


USB flash drive with National Instruments hardware drivers, standalone SMD software, Excel template, Spotting Template, and SEAL User’s Guide (all also available from the database site with valid log-in credentials)


Current Integrator Unit


BNC to banana plug cable (connects integrator to voltmeter)


5 FTO‐coated glass slides, 3” x 3” square (Additional pieces available from Hartford Glass Co. Phone: 765-348-1282. Ask for 3 x 3″ TEC15 glass). Kit also comes with a completed iron oxide sample plate with attached wire for immediate testing.


Cat 5 ethernet cable (connects current integrator to LED pulsar)


5-min epoxy


Stranded, insulated wire (Available from McMaster-Carr, part 8054T22, stranded wire)


Digital Multimeter


Copper tape with conducting adhesive (Available from McMaster-Carr, part 76555A712, 1/2″ wide)


2 approximately 2-inch graphite rods (Available from Wale Apparatus, part 12-1201, 1/8” diameter x 12” length)

Additional items required not provided with the kit:


Kiln that can hold 500 degrees C for 3 hours (Small jewelry kilns like the Rapid Fire Pro tend to be cheap and work well. Often the school art department has a kiln the group can borrow as well)


Computer running either Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems (NOT Windows 8 or Mac)


Pyrex glass crystallization dish, 150 mm × 75 mm (125 mm × 65 mm dishes fit the 3”× 3” plates)


Micropipette (5-25 μL range) and disposable tips (Cheap version with 25 μL range)


Sodium hydroxide, 0.1 M aqueous solution (approximately 200mL required per experimental run)


Isopropanol or acetone for cleaning the FTO glass plates before spotting