open source science hardware

Creating open hardware scientific instruments & developing community resources

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OPEN SOURCE DEVICES FOR LAB & FIELD DATA COLLECTION

We design open source hardware science instruments that can be used in lab or field environments. Examples of our hardware include the Rodeostat, which is an open source potentiostat used in electrochemical measurements. We also developed a multi-channel version, the Rodeostat Plus, and a $20 Rodeostat Featherwing, an affordable and flexible version with many of the same capabilities as the original Rodeostat. All of our potentiostats can be used with standard electrochemical cells or with screen-printed electrodes, using one of our adapters. Modified screen-printed electrodes and biosensors in combination with the Rodeostat opens up a huge amount of applications for environmental science such as measuring the amount of lead in soil or water. Another open hardware tool we developed is a colorimeter. This is a very flexible instrument with mnay applications, including measuring contaminants & pollutants in soil & water. The newest version of the colorimeter will be available soon. Sign-up for notifications on availability here: bit.ly/open-colorimeter

In addition to our open hardware devices, we are also committed to contributing to the open hardware science community with resources such as guides and tutorials. We are also documenting current projects such as the environmental gas sensor project, through our weekly newsletter

We are always open to collaborations and partnerships, especially with community members & researchers interested in using open hardware tools in neighborhoods impacted by environmental pollution. Let's connect! You can reach us via our contact form.

ABOUT US
  • NEWSLETTERS

    Weekly updates on open source science projects delivered to subscribers every Wednesday

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  • PRODUCT GUIDES

    Documentation, assembly instructions & software guides for our open source products

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  • PROJECT TUTORIALS

    Project-based posts & step-by-step guides on ways to make or use open source tools in science investigations

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  • DATABASE

    Access to a database of colorimetric & electrochemistry assays for measuring pollutants, contaminants & more  

    DATABASE 
  • REPOSITORIES

    Github repositories of all our 168+ open hardware design files, software & more

    GITHUB 
  • COMMUNITY FORUM

    Join the community forum to share questions or knowledge about using open hardware science tools

    FORUM 

MISSION & VALUES

MISSION

Our mission is to increase accessibility to scientific data collection tools by creating low-cost, open hardware instrumentation. To further increase accessibility, we also develop methods and tutorials to lower the barriers to environmental and biological data collection. Our guiding principle is that anyone interested in environmental monitoring - especially in communities most impacted by environmental pollution - should have access to open source and community-supported tools. 

EMPOWERMENT

We empower our customers by creating scientific tools that are accessible, affordable, transparent and community supported, so they can explore science in creative ways

KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Shared knowledge helps the community to collectively develop better instruments and discover more real-world applications.

CURIOSITY

Tinkering, playing, taking apart, examining and learning how things work leads to deeper understanding and knowledge. Our customers investigate the world around them, ask questions, are driven to learn, play and explore.