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Authors Joshua M. Pearce
Status Designed
Completed 2016
Made? Yes
Replicated? Yes
Cost USD 499
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The combination of open-source software and hardware provide technically feasible methods to create low-cost, highly-customized scientific research equipment. Open-source 3-D printers have proven useful for fabricating scientific tools. Here the capabilities of an open-source 3-D printer are expanded to become a highly-flexible scientific platform. An automated low-cost 3-D motion control platform is presented having the capacity to perform scientific applications including: i) 3-D printing of scientific hardware, ii) laboratory auto-stirring, measuring and probing, iii) automated fluid handling and iv) shaking and mixing. The open-source 3-D platform not only facilities routine research while radically reducing the cost, but it also inspires the creation of a diverse array of custom instruments that can be shared and replicated digitally throughout the world to drive down the cost of research and education further.


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3-D printing, 3-D platform, fluid handling, open source hardware, laboratory equipment

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Type Project
Keywords 3d printing, open source design, open source hardware, scientific equipment
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG04 Quality education, SDG08 Decent work and economic growth, SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure, SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG17 Partnerships for the goals
Authors Joshua M. Pearce, Kathy Nativi
Published 2016
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
Language English (en)
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