The OpenFlexure project aims to make high precision mechanical positioning available to anyone with a 3D printer - for use in microscopes, micromanipulators, and more.

It is now developed and maintained by BOING — the Bath Open INstrumentation Group. For more information on the project please email us.

People

The OpenFlexure project was started by Richard Bowman. It is now developed and maintained by BOING — the Bath Open INstrumentation Group. BOING is led by Richard and has 6 other members:

The OpenFlexure microscope development has been a collaborative effort our partners STICLab, Ifakara Health Institute, WaterScope, and the University of Cambridge. With particular thanks to

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  • Valerian Sanga
  • Paul Nyakyi
  • Grace Anyelwisye
  • Stanley Mwalembe

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  • Catherine Mkindi
  • Valeriana Mayagaya
  • Joram Mduda

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  • Alex Patto
  • Nalin Patel
  • Tianheng Zhao
  • Sammy Mahdi

University of Cambridge

Funding

The OpenFlexure project has been made possible by the generous support of a number of funders:

  • EPSRC:
    • EP/P029426/1 “Open Lab Instrumentation”
    • EP/R013969/1 “Detailed malaria diagnostics with intelligent microscopy” (Co-funded by NIHR)
    • EP/R011443/1 “Parallel live microscopy for high-throughput malaria research”
  • The Royal Society URF\R1\180153, RGF\EA\181034, PEF\R3\3026
  • MRC Confidence in Concept award
  • The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
  • The University of Cambridge
  • The University of Bath