The Open Science Instrument Platform is part of the SPOMAN Open Science Collaboration based in Denmark. The platform gives you access to DIY instructions on laboratory equipment and just as importantly, it provides you with a platform to share your inventions or homemade instruments.

We hope to build an important platform for researchers within different scientific disciplines and R&D departments to find relevant new instruments at an affordable price.

The hope is, that you will use the instrument platform, build instruments, comment on, and leave projects of your own. Both new projects currently in the making and finished projects, left on the bottom of a drawer are more than welcome. Everyone are welcome to contribute to the instrument platform. These projects are not necessarily based on fundamental student research projects but giving everyone access to laboratory instruments, should make science easier, better, and more relevant.

Previous Projects:


 This device can be used to measure static and dynamic friction with automatic repeatability, while choosing various parameters, including: Load (grams to 20-30 kg), resting time, temperature (-20 to ~ +100 C), sliding velocity (depending on DC-motor), and solid materials

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Infusion Table

The infusion table (IT) is used for vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM). VARTM finds it use in both industry, laboratory, and hobby use and gives flexible and light weight panels with comparable mechanical strength as various steel types. The IT consists of an insulated base with a silicone heater and a stainless steel surface.

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Microfluidic Device

Development of a micro-flow system for the formation and manipulation of droplets in a two-phase flow. The aim of the project involves a flow-system design capable of merging, mixing and sorting droplets through channel geometries.

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Future Projects:

Construction of Scanning Tunneling Microscope

STM is a strong technique, able to give much information about a surface, and routinely producing atomic resolution in ultrahigh vacuum chambers. It is, however, possible to obtain atomic resolution under atmospheric conditions and even in liquids. However, here the high demands for variable control and noise removal is even more demanding, not to mention that material choices must consider the effect of any electrochemical processes.

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