Open Hardware and technology development

We are keen users of modern user-oriented manufacturing systems such as 3D printing, laser cutting and custom electronic circuit design, as well as custom optics. Our designs range from state-of-the-art 2P customisations and visual stimulators to simple tools like 3D printed pipettes and adapters. All our produce is released under open hardware licences. Beside supporting our own science and the hope to save some money on equipment, we want to explore designs to see what can be useful for research and education in financially disadvantaged schools and labs around the world.

For an intro, see our first published paper on the subject as well as the official PLoS Open Hardware collection that we co-curate. Also, visit Open-labware.net as well as our GitHub

 

Related key publications

Janiak FK§, Bartel P, Bale M, Yoshimatsu T, Komulainen EH, Zhou M, Staras K, Prieto Godino LL, Euler T, Maravall M, Baden T§. Divergent excitation two photon microscopy for 3D random access mesoscale imaging at single cell resolution. bioRxiv doi: https:/doi.org/10.1101/821405. direct link. pdf.

Zimmermann MJY§, Chagas AM, Bartel P, Pop S, Prieto Godino LL, Baden T§. LED Zappelin’: An open source LED controller for arbitrary spectrum visual stimulation and optogenetics during 2-photon imaging. HardwareX e00127 (bioRxiv version). d

 

 

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Main people involved in open hardware and technology development

André Maia Chagas

André Maia Chagas

Open Hardware

Filip K Janiak

Filip K Janiak

2P microscopy

Maxime Zimmermann

Maxime Zimmermann

Stimulators

Philipp Bartel

Philipp Bartel

Stimulators

Noora E Nevala

Noora E Nevala

Hyperspectral scanners