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Designs, Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Using fully free and open source hardware for your scientific hardware can reduce costs as much as [...] Read more. Using fully free and open source hardware for your scientific hardware can reduce costs as much as 99%. Distributed manufacturing techniques like 3-D printing allow for designs to be shared, and improved on at a global scale. Open source hardware is customizable, openly documented, and under control of the researcher using the design. This study provides five steps in the procedure, encompassing six design principles for the development of free and open-source hardware for scientific applications. This standardized procedure is laid out so that anyone can contribute to free and open source hardware successfully. View the paper here.