We are part of the TECNOx and GOSH movements, which promote the adoption and development of Free/Libre and Open Source technologies. By Free/Libre and Open Source, we mean working practices and licenses that guarantee open access to methods, blueprints, documentation and resources as well as freedom to use, modify, sell* and redistribute technology. We apply these principles to the development of FLOS biological technology and scientific instrumentation in Latin America.
Current open/collaborative projects (you are welcome!):
- CYTED Open Science Hardware development residencies (intensive three-week development residency in Brasil_2019, Lima_2020, Mendoza_2021 & Chile_2022). More details at: Twitter, GitLab, Crowdfunding and Facebook
- LightM imaging device with Alex Kutschera – U. of Munich at https://github.com/vektorious/lightM
- OpenVectors for uLOOP DNA assembly with Bernardo Pollak, Peter von Dassow & C. Dupont et al (JCVI) at https://osf.io/kw4fh/
- RedFungi at https://redfungiblog.wordpress.com & Biofabrication lab
- Comunicaciones Especulativas project at http://interspecifics.cc/comunicacionesespeculativas/
- Microscopes for yeast counting for beer brewers with Nano Castro (GitLab) and wool fiber inspection (gitlab link soon).
- Open hardware devices for isothermal reactions with Axel Sepulveda (repo link soon)
- FluoPi v2: low cost device for whole plate fluorescence imaging (github)
- Biomaker Challenge, open hardware for bio in general (Web)
GOSH Gathering for Open Science Hardware
The Global Open Science Hardware (GOSH) movement seeks to reduce barriers between diverse creators and users of scientific tools to support the pursuit and growth of knowledge.
Check these links if you want to read more about open technology:
Please check some of our workshops on open source technologies in the news tab.