HardwareX: first issue published

HardwareX is an open access journal established to promote free and open source designing, building and customizing of scientific infrastructure (hardware). HardwareX aims to recognize researchers for the time and effort in developing scientific infrastructure while providing end-users with sufficient information to replicate and validate the advances presented. HardwareX is open to input from all scientific, technological and medical disciplines. Scientific infrastructure will be interpreted in the broadest sense. Including hardware modifications to existing infrastructure, sensors and tools that perform measurements and other functions outside of the traditional lab setting (such as wearables, air/water quality sensors, and low cost alternatives to existing tools), and the creation wholly new tools for either standard or novel laboratory tasks. Authors are encouraged to submit hardware developments that address all aspects of science, not only the final measurement, for example, enhancements in sample preparation and handling, user safety, and quality control. The use of distributed digital manufacturing strategies (e.g. 3-D printing) are encouraged. All designs must be submitted under an open hardware license.


An efficient and cost effective FPGA based implementation of the Viola-Jones face detection algorithm
Peter Irgens | Curtis Bader | Theresa Lé | Devansh Saxena | Cristinel Ababei

An open source automatic feeder for animal experiments
Jinook Oh | Riccardo Hofer | W. Tecumseh Fitch

Open source laboratory sample rotator mixer and shaker
Karankumar C. Dhankani | Joshua M. Pearce

A high performance, low power computational platform for complex sensing operations in smart cities
Jiming Jiang | Christian Claudel

A plug’n’play WiFi surface-mount dual-loop antenna
Pedro Chamorro-Posada | José Vázquez-Cabo | José L. Rodríguez | José M. López-Santos

A time-sorting pitfall trap and temperature datalogger for the sampling of surface-active arthropods
Marshall S. McMunn

Open source IoT meter devices for smart and energy-efficient school buildings
Lidia Pocero | Dimitrios Amaxilatis | Georgios Mylonas | Ioannis Chatzigiannakis




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