External Publications[edit | edit source]

Reviews[edit | edit source]

"This is a manual that every scientist should read and it holds a message so powerful and disruptive that the Anarchist Cookbook is a fairy tale in comparison." -- 3D Printing Industry

"Open-source and 3D printing pioneer Joshua Pearce has demonstrated in numerous ways how the technology can both save researchers money and increase accessibility to lab equipment through his studies with Michigan Technological University."- Engineering.com

Review on 3D Hacker! online, November 18, 2013[edit | edit source]

"3dhacker is truly impressed by the amount of work Dr. Pearce has put into Open-Source Lab. It's immediately clear how a teacher or researcher in any institution around the world can reduce their laboratory equipment costs by 60-90%. Additionally Dr. Pearce illustrates the benefits of open source hardware and how it's a must if the world wants to move at the fastest pace for scientific development!" -- 3dhacker Review: Open-Source Lab

Review on Nanowerk.com, November 18, 2013[edit | edit source]

"'Open-Source Lab' is written for a wide audience, from novices to those who are "at one with the force of open source," who can skip the introductory material and get right to work printing their own equipment." --Nanowerk

Review Machine Design December 4, 2013[edit | edit source]

"Pearce intends his book to be a sort of guide to creating your own open-source lab gear. The topics he covers include software rights, best practices and etiquette for using open-source hardware, open-source microcontrollers, open-source centrifuges and spectrometers, colorimeters, and even open-source laser welding. There are also some helpful hints for those who are 3D-printing their equipment for the first time." --Machine Design

Review on Midwest January, 2014[edit | edit source]

"Pearce's examples make it abundantly clear that the more people creating and sharing their hardware designs will only help research and technology accelerate and flourish. All things considered, the Open-Source Lab is a must read for every professional and amateur scientist. Even science educators would benefit from reading it and being able to improve their teaching laboratories for their students. And while he may not cover all the issues related to social and business aspects of open-source hardware, Pearce's writing throughout the Open-Source Lab is both inspiring and instructive as he covers all the information about the new and exciting possibilities with open-source hardware and 3-D printing." -- Midwest Book Review

Amazon Review[edit | edit source]

5 stars -- "Thorough guide to save a ton of money for your lab" - Amazon Reviews

Imprimalia 3D[edit | edit source]

Original Spanish text:

"Este adalid del uso del código abierto en la investigación continúa con su infatigable labor y ahora ha recopilado una serie de herramientas que pueden ayudar a biólogos, químicos, físicos, médicos, farmacéuticos e investigadores y científicos en general en la realización de sus experimentos de laboratorio." - Imprimalia 3D

English translation:

"This champion of the use of open source in the investigation continues his tireless work and now has compiled a series of tools that can help biologists, chemists, physicists, doctors, pharmacists and researchers and scientists in general in conducting laboratory experiments."

In the Media[edit | edit source]

Why Open Source Hardware is Important to Scientists - Interview with Allison Mills

Using Open Source Lab as a Textbook[edit | edit source]

US News[edit | edit source]

International Media[edit | edit source]









  • Laboratory equipment with their own hands - CNews - the largest online publication in the field of high technologies in Russia, Russian Electronics, Just-Hiend


  • The culture of open source: No copyrights, no patents - The Student (University of Edinburgh)

Later on open source hardware for citizen science: Do-it-yourself Science is taking off. The Economist

Quote[edit | edit source]

"What I have found with all kinds of devices that I have put out there is that people will make improvements on them for their own experiments, and when I go back to do another experiment, I can start where they left off. By sharing my work, it becomes better. It's like having an international team of engineers constantly hammering on your project," says Pearce. Nature News -

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