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Meetings I must attend!

I’d really like to attend the Open Hardware Summit 2012 and if announced also the Open Science Summit 2012. The problem is where to find the funding to sponsor those trips to US? If anyone can suggest some organizations that might provide financial support please do so!

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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OpenPCR ordered!

Finally Tobias and I have been able to place an order for the OpenPCR!!

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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http://publiclaboratory.org

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
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Raspberry Pi

I’ve just found out that I should get my raspberry pi at the latest by the end of June. This might sound like a long time but there’s several reasons behind that… Looking forward to… well playing around with it! 😛

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Recycled post!

From an earlier attempt (October 2011) to expose my ideas:

Tonight I’ve looked over some pages I’d bookmarked last week: citizensciencequarterly.com & p2pfoundation.net/Product_Hacking

Well I’ve come across a lot of interesting stuff in the first page! No doubt the most remarkable is an open source DNA oligomer synthesizer & microarrayer which was first published in 2004! Wow! Definitely “ahead of its time”… But also an orbital shaker and an electrophoresis chamber.

In the second, a wiki, well simply the amount of info there is overwhelming! I’m sure there are a couple of hidden gems there too…

These efforts convince me even further of the possibility to bring open hardware into science to change how science is done. Finally it should be possible to reduce the expense for acquiring the most commonly used instruments (bonus especially for small start-ups or poorer research institutions). More importantly the openness about the instrumentation used should speed up and facilitate innovation as the needs of scientists would translate sooner into practical solutions for unprecedented experiments. Then these open source developments would sooner reach potential users but also other people out there which can contribute yet more customizations and improvements.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Open Hardware in science

Lately I’m thinking a lot about open source and open science. In that realm, my main interest lies in the possible benefits of using open hardware in science. With the recent foundation of the Open-Source Hardware Association, I hope it will be easier to find other scientists with which to conspire a strategy to inform the scientific community about open source hardware.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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