- Source: [ @wenzel2023 Open hardware: From DIY trend to global transformation in access to laboratory equipment ]
- Tags: #open-hardware #equipment #democratization
CNC milling, they are common in most countries and, therefore, suitable to local fabrication through local services.
I think there is a bit of a problem in the boundary between DIY and open-hardware. A well-documented paper should fall in the category of DIY. For example, the microscope I used during my phd was home-built and documented, but didn't use a Raspberry Pi nor an Arduino (two conditions for a paper to appear as DIY). Therefore, in the overlap of "maker" and "lab setting", there's still a lot of space to define what is "open", what is reproducible, etc. (see: reproducibility is the key factor of open science ).
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