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Open Hardware Makers

A conversation with Julieta Arancio, Alex Kutschera, and André Maia Chagas

Published onFeb 26, 2022
Open Hardware Makers

Julieta, Alex, and André share details about their mentorship program for Open Hardware projects. Hear their answers to questions such as:

  • What is Open Hardware?

  • How is Open Hardware used and applied in a research context?

  • What other applications exist for open hardware and who is the mentoring program designed for?

  • How did the program evolve to its current form?

  • Why is mentoring necessary/useful for hardware projects?

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André Maia Chagas

Julieta Arancio

Alex Kutschera

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2609-3017 
Twitter: @chagas_am
Linkedin: amaiachagas
Github: amchagas

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8624-4182
Twitter: @cassandreces
Linkedin: aranciojulieta
Github: thessaly

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3218-1371
Twitter: @alexwastooshort
Linkedin: alexander-kutschera
Github: AlexKutschera

Image credit: JA. “Today in Bristol, UK”


Arancio, Julieta, and Shannon Dosemagen. “Bringing Open Source to the Global Lab Bench.Issues in Science and Technology 38, no. 2 (2022): 18–20. 

Maia Chagas A, Molloy JC, Prieto-Godino LL, Baden T (2020) Leveraging open hardware to alleviate the burden of COVID-19 on global health systems. PLoS Biol 18(4): e3000730.

Maia Chagas A (2018) Haves and have nots must find a better way: The case for open scientific hardware. PLoS Biol 16(9): e3000014.

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