cience Building Research Equipment with Free, Open-Source Hardware. S14 September 2012: 337 (6100), 1303-1304.I was unable to read this online through the publisher's website, as it is behind a Paywall. How absurd is this?
Note that it would cost $20.00 to access this article for 24 hours. That is ONE ARTICLE. (In reality, this is somewhat cheapter than some other journals.)
Here is a link to an informative podcast (why is the idea of a "podcast" linked to the name of a proprietary device developed by an aggressively competitive and exclusionary company---why is this even acceptable in any manner, to anyone, in the land of the free?)
I am interested the open source microcontroller---Arduino.
The idea is a fantastic one. The parallel with Open Source Software is pertinent. 3D printing custom reaction flasks with a catalyst printed in?
Dremelfuge: print out a chuck to make a high speed centrifuge.
I learned about Thingiverse. This is getting interesting.
Within an hour of posting a plan for a lab jack, someone from Finland posted an improvement. This is the power of free software, in meatspace.