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Book of the Day: How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs

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Michel Bauwens
28th December 2013


“It is a basic how to manual for young faculty and I am not exaggerating on the cost savings – for example to outfit an undergrad optics lab the costs drop from $15,000 to about $500 for equipment of equal performance. Research grade equipment cost savings are even more substantial. As a scientist and a libre advocate I really want to see this idea spread as it will create a positive feedback loop.” – Joshua Pearce.

* Book: Open-Source Lab: How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs. by Dr. Joshua M. Pearce. Elsevier, 2013

From the publisher:

“This guide details the development of the free and open-source hardware revolution and provides you with step-by-step instructions on building your own laboratory hardware. … “In the first two chapters, the author defines the basic terms of open-source software and discusses the rise of the open-source hardware revolution and how it impacts science before exploring five pragmatic advantages to joining the open-source scientific community for both your research in general, and most importantly, your equipment and instrumentation.”

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One Response to “Book of the Day: How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs”

  1. vruz Says:

    Elsevier. Is. The. Enemy.
    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131218/00393725601/elsevier-ramps-up-its-war-access-to-knowledge.shtml

    Enough said.

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