17 Sep 2017
In one of the previous blog posts we wrote about a young prodigy Gabriela, who was researching in our Symbiolab. Today we’d like to share the story of another really talented young student, who is now enrolling to his last year of high school and whose main interests lie in the field of electronics - Silard Gal. He has done...
pulse-oximeter
14 Sep 2017
On this blog we haven’t shared anything about a very promising initiative we’ve been involved in for a couple of months now. In the beginning of the year we’ve been approached by Tarek Loubani to help him develop and optimise a Pulse Oximeter. Tarek is a Palestinian-Canadian emergency medicine doctor who has decided to apply his medical skills to develop...
medicinal-mushrooms
12 Sep 2017
At IRNAS we are trying to build an open organization, welcoming talented young people and giving them an opportunity to explore and further develop their potentials by working on exciting projects while offering them the required mentorship and support. During this year we hosted two very talented high school students, Gabriela Štumberger, who was working on her research project in...
pira-iot-battery-pack
07 Sep 2017
We’re announcing a new open hardware release, PiRA, a universal, modular IoT battery pack, developed as a response to the lack of IoT suitable battery pack or powerbank systems that can be easily and rapidly integrated into target applications, designed to reduce the development time and costs of bringing IoT devices from idea to functional prototypes creating a cost and...
meniscus-printed-with-vitaprint
04 Sep 2017
A few weeks ago we posted the news on our gelatin microfluidics, where we were able to show a successfully fabricated gelatin matrix with embedded perfusable vessels using Vitaprint. However, our Symbiolab team has been working tirelessly to refine the protocol and make it useful for larger and more complex structures. The method works by printing a hydrogel with appropriate...
vitaprint
28 Aug 2017
A lot has happened in the last past year. With the moving of IRNAS to the new facilities, we also obtained a newer and especially more spacious bio-lab. While the time required to set-up full functionality of the lab space prevented some experimental work, the progress didn’t slow us down at all. Thus, we used the opportunity to take care...
AAMP
21 Aug 2017
A couple of months ago we were approached by Alasdair Davies, a founder of the Arribada Initiative, with whom we are already collaborating on the development of endangered sea turtle monitoring tags. As open hardware development and manufacturing experts we were invited to develop an Arboreal Monitoring Platform (AMP), which is now already running on an extremely important location of...
vitaprint-testing
07 Aug 2017
In late 2015, Hinton et al. (see full article) published a widely cited article describing a method for freeform reversible embedding of suspended hydrogels, or FRESH for short. In summary, it allows precise deposition of material inside a gelatin matrix, which offers support for the printed material and consequently allows the fabrication of almost any shape or form. The matrix...
pitstiop-testing
27 Jul 2017
Do you still remember an affordable open source turtle tags, used to track and acquire spatial and behavioral data of the endangered green sea turtles, we helped developed last year? This project is still very active and our collaboration with conservationist Alasdair Davies and his Arribada Initiative has extended into 2017. Before moving to the next development cycle with a...
open-hardware-development-diagram
21 Jun 2017
Since the beginning of this year we at Institute IRNAS and Fabrikor fabrication lab have started several exciting collaborations with organizations from around the world, helping them bring to life useful products by providing our expertise in open hardware development and manufacturing. This blog post serves as an introduction into a series of posts on open hardware development collaborations coming...