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Interview summary: audiomoth

Interview: audiomoth Alex Rogers is a Professor of Computer Science who lead the team that developed the audiomoth, a low-price passve sound recorder used for biodiversity monitoring in the wild. by the Open make team, Alex Rogers. Copyright to the authors, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. Sections: The project The hardware The research outputs The participants *Banner image: logo of the openacousticdevices company, By openacousticdevices, used with permission

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Interview: Gorgas Tracker

Interview: Gorgas Tracker Pierre Padilla Huamantinco is a PhD student at Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering, he led the development of the Gorgas Tracker, a device that was used to track the position of people and investigate the role of human population movement in malaria epidemiology in rural villages in the Peruvian Amazon river networks. by the Open make team, Pierre Padilla Huamantinco. Copyright to the authors, distributed under a CC-BY 4.

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Interview: Guaudilabs, the Pocket-PCR

Interview: GaudiLabs Urs Gaudenz has been part of hackteria and similar open source hardware communities for a long time. Nine years ago, he started GaudiLabs, a “desktop manufacturing” company that is selling open source hardware produced in small scale. One of these products is the Pocket-PCR machine. by the Open make team, Urs Gaudenz. Copyright to the authors, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. Sections: The project The hardware The research outputs The participants Banner image: GaudiLabs logo, used with permission

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Interview: craniobot

Interview: Craniobot by the Open make team, Suhasa Kodandaramaiah. Copyright to the authors, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. Sections: The project The hardware The research outputs The participants Banner image: fixme, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 Interviewee: Suhasa Kodandaramaiah Interviewers: Robert Mies (TU Berlin) & Moritz Maxeiner (FU Berlin) Transcription and editing: Diana Paola Americano Guerrero, Robert Mies, Fabio Reeh, Moritz Maxeiner & Julien Colomb Screenshot of the interview.

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Interview: Smart-citizen-kit

Interview: Smart citizen kit Gulliem Caprodon is the Executive Director of Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC, he was mostly involved in the development of the Smart Citizen Kit, which is the central concept around having a minimum set of tools to measure the environment, leading to the development of the smart citizen concept. by the Open make team, . Copyright to the authors, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. Sections:

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Interview: Farmbot

Interview: Farmbot by the Open make team and Rory Aronson. Copyright to the authors, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. Sections: The Project The Hardware The Research outputs The Participants Banner image: farmbot logo, distributed under a CC-BY-NC. Interviewee: Rory Aronson Interviewers: Robert Mies (TU Berlin) & Moritz Maxeiner (FU Berlin) Transcription and editing: Diana Paola Americano Guerrero, Robert Mies, Fabio Reeh, Moritz Maxeiner & Julien Colomb

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OpenMake II application: published and funded

OpenMake II It is a pleasure to announce that the Open.Make project has been funded for another 2.5 years. The work will become more practical and local. We are one of three projects that received a second round of funding by the BUA. While you can download the full application on zenodo: doi: 10.5281/zenodo.8220972, here is a very short summary of our plans. During the next nearly three years, we will work, on the one hand, on hardware publication.

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Interview: VentMon

Interview: VentMon Robert Read lead the development of a ventilator test device during the Covid19 pandemic, it became the Ventmon. By the Open make team and Robert Read. Copyright to the authors, distributed under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. Sections: The project The hardware The research outputs The participants Banner image: VentMon logo, distributed under a CC-BY-SA 4.0 Interviewee: Robert Read Interviewers: Robert Mies (TU Berlin) & Moritz Maxeiner (FU Berlin)

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Three months in Delft, two open hardware projects

Hardware in research My name is Mik Schutte. During my master thesis (2022), I was tasked with the rebuilding of a setup: the microstimulation setup. I got acquainted with the hardware surrounding experimental research. All hardware components together make the setup which, if functioning correctly allows for an experimental protocol to be carried out. However, as many experimenters can confirm, the road to a functional, personalized and ideal setup has many obstacles.

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Workshop at the open science conference

28 June 2023 We will run a workshop at the coming Open Science Conference, which will be held online: register to the conference, mark your calendar and join us! Conference: 2023-06-27 to 2023-06-29 Workshop: 2023-06-28 14:30 (to 16:30) Creating a research hardware publication ecosystem: Technical and cultural roadmap In this workshop, we will present the requirements of researchers/makers/engineers that we collected from our 15 interviews, discuss requirements of other participating communities, and draw a roadmap for the creation of the cultural and technological ecosystem which will eventually allow for the recognition of FAIR hardware as a research output.

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