Advent Calendar and Open Hardware


Dear G.I.T. Laboratory Journal newsletter readers,

in this issue of the newsletter I would like to give a shout-out to our colleagues at Chemistry Views. They have put online an advent calendar with all kinds of interesting information about the elements in the periodic table. Please find their calendar here.

Automation is one of the big issues in the laboratory. This is one sentence that many of us will agree with. But how to get things automated if your laboratory is on a very tight budget, as many university labs are? Do not despair, there are solutions available that offer great potential for little money. Our Quo Vadis article talks about the trends and possibilities open source hardware might have to offer. Read the details here.

I am wishing you a stress-poor end-of-year phase!

Warmest regards,
Dr. Martin Graf-Utzmann
Editor, G.I.T. Laboratory Journal




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G.I.T. Laboratory Journal 5/2019

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