Star Trek fans rejoice! Peter Jansen, a doctor who previously studied at McMaster University, has built a working Star Trek tricorder, and from scratch. The Mark 2 (top) “runs Linux, includes modular sensors, and is absolutely beautiful.” Continue reading for a video. Here’s what the Mark 1 (bottom) is all about:

The Tricorder Mark 1 is, for all practical purposes, nearly identical to the device that we see in Star Trek, with the possible exception of being unable to reliably distinguish a Klingon from a Romulan.

[via Dvice]