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Tech Commoning Produces an Innovative, High-end Microscope

The following text is excerpted from a chapter by Jacques Paysan in the book Patterns of Commoning. The chapter describes an open source community of researchers and engineers that has created an innovative, high-end microscope called OpenSPIM.

The story suggests the great potential for open design and production of scientific instruments -- even quite sophisticated, complicated ones -- if researchers self-organize... more »

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