Daniel uses this resource type with the Recipe to run his 3D printing business.
Electronic components for 3D printer. These are items that we purchase, not items that SENSORICA makes.
Design of the electronic component of a 3D printer
Equipment used in mechanical prototyping and manufacturing of mechanical parts.
Design of the mechanics of a 3D printer
The set of items that must be paid for immediately when using the 3D printer, not waiting for income distribution from a product.
This is a 3D printer that is produced by the SENSORICA/GRE3EN network.
Prototype of 3D printer.
Liquid PhotoPolymer for DLP 3D pinting
Polymer for FDM 3D printer.
Type of work - Technician on 3D printing work
Type of work - Accounting and finance work
Used in photonics parts manufacturing or others.
Type of work - Administration activities around projects or for the community.
microfabrication - etching aluminum using sodium hydroxide.
Type of work - This is general. One can do analysis and strategy for launching a new product on the market for example. It can also apply to growing the network, or interfacing networks.
These are electronic components compatible with Arduino boards
Type of work - general, can be product design, website design, etc.
Physiological bath is a prototype and product that can be sold alone or as part of the Mosquito Scientific Instrument System
Electrical stimulation module from the physiological bath
[LF changed this, unclear if it is a prototype or a component. Prorotype was in the name, category was Component.]
Device designed to hold a biological sample in the Mosquito Scientific Instrument System.
A prototype is linked to a design.
Battery Charging Circuit
A list of materials used in a prototype or a product, with suppliers, prices, etc.
Used to inject wells.
Type of work - This is an old category introduced within SENSORICA in its early days. It is about work for gathering financing, market analysis, networking, etc.
document presenting the business objectives of one or several projects. Can be a text or a slideshow. Usually contains sections like
- executive summary
- project description (what product)
- market study (industry, market analysis, competition analysis)
- marketing plan (general strategy, 4P)
- operations plan
- risk management
- financial forecasts
Butane torches are used in the lab to heat, melt and cut things.
Device used to take pictures or the make videos.
An optical circulator is a special fiber-optic component that can be used to separate optical signals that travel in opposite directions in an optical fiber, analogous to the operation of an electronic circulator. An optical circulator is a three-port device designed such that light entering any port exits from the next. This means that if light enters port 1 it is emitted from port 2, but if some of the emitted light is reflected back to the circulator, it does not come out of port 1, but instead exits from port 3. Circulators can be used to achieve bi-directional transmission over a single fiber. Because of its high isolation of the input and reflected optical powers and its low insertion loss, optical circulators are widely used in advanced communication systems and fiber-optic sensor applications.
Optical circulators are non-reciprocal optics, which means that changes in the properties of light passing through the device are not reversed when the light passes through in the opposite direction. This can only happen when the symmetry of the system is broken, for example by an external magnetic field. A Faraday rotator is another example of a non-reciprocal optical device.
Computer-aided machining. This is an equipment used in mechanical prototyping and manufacturing of mechanical parts.
Activities related to community building
Computer program as product. This is a program that is distributed with our hardware products.
Computer program used for R&D.
This resource type is represented by documents that describe the processes to put in place the conditions for a project to succeed, or a product to emerge.
This resource type is used in a workflow recipe for product development.
The workflow recipe is a formalized methodology, that allows you to plan the development process. This recipe works in combination with the R&D report recipe. See hos they interact in this diagrame
See more on workflow recipes for R&D
A type of optical fiber-based displacement transducer
Connects optical guides: n inputs to m outputs. Works in reverse.
In-house design of optical coupler
This is a photonics device, used to couple.
This is a general Resource Type for courses as services/products.
Resource Type used in Crowdfunding campaigns.
Use this Resource Type to create work processes for setting up a crowdfunding campaign for resources.
A crowdfunding campaign for a resource is a call to network affiliates to co-purchase a resource.
Type of work - Spending time with a customer to respond to his needs
Data acquisition hardware. This is an electronic device used to acquire data from sensors or other electronic devices, and to transfer this data to a computer.
Electronic schematic of DAQ card
Oprn Source DAQ card made by SENSORICA
DC/DC converter - takes in a small voltage and outputs a large voltage.
Type of work - Demonstrating a product in front of a customer. The demo can also be done remotely, via the Internet. The demo is essentially a presentation of a product, its features, ... It's seeing the product in action. The demo might also require traveling, if the customer is in a remote location and the demo is in person.
This is a general category of work, related to product design and prototyping. This is different from R&D, where we work on the underlying principles behind the product. Design and Prototyping is more about how the product looks like, or about putting together (assembling) the product. R&D is more about the how the product functions.
Design of a directional optical tape sensor.
Type of work - PCB design, electronics design, simulation, ...
Type of work - 3D modeling and simulations
Type of work - Optical design
Type of work - do software design work...
Type of work - Design, code and set up websites for SENSORICA or a product.
Documenting about everything. Needs content and container (document, webpage, etc.)
Type of work - documenting anything: R&D, meetings, etc.
Stigmergy is part of our functioning, meaning leaving as many traces of your work as possible, including instructions for those who might want to build on our work.
You must document in a place that everyone agrees and can find. The documentation must be open to All affiliates to edit.
This about the electronic design (a non-physical thing) of an electronic system that controls a Drone
Refers to a design file
This is about a physical electronic system built and tested, used to control everything about a Drone.
Refers to an R&D document.
This refers to the mechanical DESIGN of a Drone. The design is a non-physical thing, a CAD 3D file, that will eventually be used in prototyping.
This is only about the physical mechanical part of a Drone. It encompasses all mechanical aspects of the Drone.
Refers to an R&D document
This Resource Type is reserved only to Drone as finished products i.e. physical things that are ready for sales.
Refers to a product description doc and a recipe
About a physical thing that was tested in real conditions.
Refers to an R&D document
The use of this sensor is to measure drip. Dripping must happen at a precise location. Should be able to measure any liquid dripping. Dripping occurs from a precise location, through a 1 cm2 area. Dripping might occur from hot objects, and low dripping rates might not be visible, due to evaporation (I suppose we can define a no-dripping which includes this eventuality without having to measure the fluid loss to evaporation, just based on some assumptions, because temperature sensors are also installed on the same device).
The sensor must be small format, to fit within an enclosed space of a few cm3.
The sensor is used in an environment with potentially high EM (electromagnetic) noise.
This is a general category of work. Historically, we have used it for R&D and for repairs or manufacturing; almost any activity which touches electronics. It is better to separate R&D from maintenance, repair and manufacturing work, in electronics. Therefore, we'll put in this category maintenance, repair, and manufacturing work related to electronic parts of products.
electronic module part of the Mosquito electronic layer.
Type of work - Doing experimental work
Type of work - Organizing events like SENSORICA Fridays!
This may require editing webpage, communications, social media propagation, and all the logistics for the event to happen, ordering food, arranging the meeting place, coordinating, etc.
Type of work - doing facilitation for a project. Facilitation means guiding affiliates, helping them with technical issues, navigation issues, administrative issues, ... helping
This is a device used to sensitize polymer fiber to bending by scoring or grooving it.
Based on the design
Fiber Scoring Machine for 3D printing
This is a field fiber splicer from Fiberalign, purchased by Jonathan.
It also comes with its own microscope. It was modified to be powered with the small GQ Power supply.
Can Detect fluid level and has range of a few hundreds o microns. Possible applications in microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip.
This resource type contains all immaterial resources describing the Microgarden controller from idea to the product.
Gazebo, Roof, used in outdoors activities.
Type of work - This is a general design work for products and services. It takes into consideration all the layers in a product: electronics, mechanics, optics, chemical, biological, in a holistic approach.
Grant writing recipe
GRIN lens used in Mosquito transducer adapter.
Heat gun. Used in all R&D for shrinking tubes, melting PCL and other plastics, etc.
Used to heat and steer liquids, in chemical R&D and others
Used in electronics
Contribution with an idea, a spark contribution. Some good ideas can take seconds to generate. They aren't measured in time.
Type of work - Searching information on a particular subject, in different databases, libraries, Internet, etc., about designs, prototypes; doing some background checks, search prior art, ...
You need to save that search in a document and store it in the project folder.
Type of work - Historically, this category included all activities related to the design and implementation of the infrastructure for SENSORICA. This included reading, writing, programming, designing, testing etc.
Internet access for the lab.
We are designing a new family of displacement/force transducers with Maksim Skorobogatiy at Ecole Politechnique de Montreal.
Device used for the shrinking process in the joint-type transducer fabrication.
One type of transducer made by SENSORICA members, for the Mosquito sensor
A precise, optical fiber-based displacement/force transducer. Used in the Mosquito Scientific Instrument. First designed and tested by Tibi and Ivan in 2010.
The Joint-type transducer prototype
A lab is a space used for R&D, design and prototyping. But it can be more than a space, it can also contain equipment.
Please list the equipment used in the space.
Laminator. Used in electronics, PCB prototyping.
Electronic component used to drive a LASER or an LED. It can be a constant current or constant power device.
Light Emitting Diode - LED is a light emitter. It comes in different colors.
Whenever you are doing something and don't get to the wanted/expected result for various reasons, you can create a Lesson as output of your process.
It is highly recromanded to write a short text about why things didn't work as expected. This short description is the lesson you take and share with the community.
Lessons are cited into other processes, i.e. they are attached to value streams, through what we call "solidarity mechanisms". This is recognizing that failure is part of the Design, R&D and Engineering processes and should not be punished.
Rewarding failure opens the door to abuse. Therefore, the citation of failures, as a process, should include all the participants in the process.
Open source, low cost load cell.
Used for Expense contributions for logging, ex. staying at a hotel for a conference.
Used in electronics R&D to analyze logic communication between devices.
This is an optical fiber-based stretch sensor.
is a low cost tape sensor using LED as light source and PMMA optical fibers mounted on kapton tape.
All R&D projects have one type of output, and that is a study, in the form of a document.
This is about a stable component that goes into a product
This contains Manipulator Actuator Designs, which are virtual resources.
You need to link to a design document.
Manipulator actuator parts used in micropositioning.
See more on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piezo_actuator
These are physical parts.
Piezo Actuator Prototype is a physical mechanical part of a piezo micromanipulator.
This is NOT a product!
You need to link to a document describing the prototype and containing photos about it and data associated with its functioning.
This is a category for a Product - a Piezo Driver, which is an electronic device (the electronic layer)
Design of driver
NOTE: only log electronic Designs, link to a design file.
This is NOT a prototype, nor a product.
This is about Driver (en electronic component) prototype (a physical thing that exists or existed before and was tested)
You need to link to a document describing the prototype and containing photos about it and data associated with its functioning.
This Resource Type contains Products - piezo micromanipulators
This Resource Type contains complete Prototypes of Piezo micromaniplators.
These are not products yet, meaning that are not stable devices.
This type of work includes all sorts of low-skilled and physical work: cleaning and arranging a space, doing simple maintenance and repairs, etc.
Type of work - Assembling of electronics components. This type of work requires some techniques and training. Manufacturing can be done manually or using some equipment. This is about making stuff to be exchanged on the market, or about making prototypes or demos, for marketing and sales purposes.
Type of work - Assembling mechanical parts. This type of work requires some techniques and training. Manufacturing can be done manually or using some equipment. This is about making stuff to be exchanged on the market, or about making prototypes or demos, for marketing and sales purposes.
Type of work - Assembling or making of optical/photonics parts. This type of work requires some techniques and training. Manufacturing can be done manually or using some equipment. This is about making stuff to be exchanged on the market, or about making prototypes or demos, for marketing and sales purposes.
The output is a document that describes a manufacturing process.
A map is a graphical layout of something.
Can be a conceptual map, a map of interests, a map of projects, etc
Maps can be created using different tools.
Mechanical support used in any R&D, including chemical.
Medical safety or first aid kit. Mandatory in a lab environment.
Type of work - Participating in a gathering to discuss, plan, analyse, etc. Might require some traveling. Meetings can also be virtual. Might require documentation and further communication.
particles of various size, in the micron range.
Microscopes are used to observe small objects. They come in many types.
Metallic mirror applied to the lever of a joint-type transducer. The mirror is applied in house by the optical fiber wet coating process.
Mirrors might be used in other types of transducers as well.
Other resources that cannot be categorized for now
Materials used for casting/molding. Prototyping and fabrication.
Processes for molding polymers.
This is a new Mosquito prototype using a 850 LED to reduce resonance within cavities and Fabri Pero artifacts, a PD for the same wavelength with TIA to reduce noise, and 125/63.5 glass MM fiber, and ST/UPC connectors
Jonathan (electronics) and Tibi (optics) are working on it for now.
Optical fiber that makes the connection between the Mosquito and the transducer. An adapter can also be used between the transducer and the delivery fiber.
This is a module part of the electronic layer of the Mosquito sensor.
This is a generic category for the electronic layer of the Mosquito. This electronic layer contains modules for signal acquisition, i.e. reading a photodiode, signal conditioning (amplification, filtering and others), numeration and operations on data (ADC and DAC, DSP...).
If you use this resource type you need to specify which prototype or sub-product you are using.
See this doc for different versions of the electronic layer
This is a circuit board that mixes the laser driver created by Frederic and the photodiode circuit created by Jonathan. Development was done by Jonathan.
This is a component, a glass capillary, used in joint-type transducer fabrication, and probably in other transducers as well (TBD).
It was also used to fabricate glass ball lens by melting the a capillary with a butane torch.
Connecting a lever (that has a mirror) to a delivery fiber, with a polymer joint, to fabricate the joint-type transducer. Uses the oven.
This resource type contains designs of the electronic layer of a laser-based Mosquito. This is a design, you should link to a design file.
This resource type contains prototypes of Mosquito sensor electronics layer.
This is a physical thing. You should link to a file describing the physical thing and the engineering process behind it, and a picture of the physical thing
This resource type contains optical designs of a laser-based Mosquito sensor.
This is a design, you should link to a design file.
# This resource type must only contain complete Mosquito LD sensor prototypes (physical things that exist or have existed and have been tested), which are prototypes that include optical, electronical and mechanical components. You need to log sub-components separately.
Category containing all designs made for the optical layer of the Mosquito sensor.
# This resource type must only contain complete Mosquito LED sensor prototypes (physical things that exist or have existed and have been tested), which are prototypes that include optical, electronical and mechanical components. You need to log sub-components separately.
The LED Mosquito project aims to design and commercialize an open source, low cost Mosquito sensor. This Mosquito uses an LED light source instead of a laser (LD) source.
The lever is a silver coated rod (can be a glass fiber). The coating is applied on the tip. If glass fiber, after the it has been properly cleaved silver is coated on one tip.
This is a generic category for the optical layer of the Mosquito sensor. Variations of this will contain different configurations of optical/photonics components.
Jonathan will provide more info about it.
Mosquito scientific instrument is a complete solution for muscle physiology studies. It consists of a Mosquito sensor, piezo xyz micromanipulator(s), a physiological bath, and other components
The Mosquito sensor is an opto-electronic device designed to interpret data from optical fiber-based displacement/force transducers.
Research, study of photonics, optics related to the Mosquito displacement/force sensor.
This Mounting Frame fits Invertyed Microscope stages with 108mm diameter thru-hole. Click on the part Name that links to the STP file in the dropbox
This Mounting frame fits inverted microscope stage with 110/160mm or 116/160mm thru-hole. Click the part Name that links to the STP file in the dropbox.
Electronic instrument used in testing and characterization, in electronics R&D and manufacturing, to measure voltage, resistance, capacitance, etc.
To be used only for administration and business related processes.
Services offered by SENSORICA affiliates.
includes magnetic cards
An office is a space used for office work, administrative tasks, ... This space might contain equipment that is used in a project, like furniture or electronic equipment.
Anything people use in an office, like papers, pens, markers, etc.
Type of work - Daily activities for sustaining an economic activity, including writing, reading, communication, taking care of the mail, discussions, ...
Designs of optical connectors.
An optical connector is an optomechanical device used to couple waveguides together.
Connects two optical guides together. There are many types of connectors: ST, FC, SC, etc.
detects light, sensor
Optical guide, can be of glass of polymer. Usually it comes in a cylindrical shape. Can be MM (multimode) or SM (single mode)
opto-electronic design of the optical fiber soil moisture sensor.
3D mechanical design of the optical fiber sensor
Prototype of the optical fiber based soil moisture sensor
Optical RPM sensor.
Measures the velocity of a spinning object.
Mechanical parts used to mount mirrors, filters, fibers, etc. Used in R&D in optics.
Complex instrument used in electronics R&D and manufacturing.
Type of work - This category encompasses all activities surrounding marketing. It includes reading and writing, analysis and strategy, understanding clients' needs, meeting clients, performing surveys, communications, etc. Historically, Francois assumed that role in SENSORICA.
Oven - equipment used for thermal treatment.
Consists of a glass tube with a heating coil. We use a Nickel-Chrome wire for heating.
This design makes it easier to insert the fiber/joint/lever assembly into the oven to be processed.
OVN infrastructure module. A software, web app or mobile app or something else.
Type of work - Develop a module of OVNi. This can be a web app.
Paper printer, color or black and white.
This is an assembly of a PD and a LD, used in the Mosquito and in other types of optical sensors.
Some of them are canned into metal casing. Others can come as fiber assemblies using couplers or circulators
This was first developed during the CSA project by Ivan and Daniel.
Prototype of a device used to cultivate cells, stimulate them, etc. See the Aestuarium project.
Expenses for phone and other communication devices.
Photodiode, a potonics component used to measure light intensity.
Used to control temperature.
Design of the electronic layer of the Piezo buzzer pump.
3D model of a fluid pump driven by piezo buzzers.
Functional prototype of the piezo buzzer pump
Design and build an extremely sensitive optical fiber-based sensor that works in poking mode, i.e. force is applied in a direction parallel to the axis of the optical fiber.
Portable ascending device, used by people with disabilities to get back on wheelchair.
Prototype the Portable ascending device, used by people with disabilities to get back on wheelchair.
measures light power
Power supply used to supply constant current and/or voltage
Power tools can be anything for drilling, sanding, milling, cutting
High precision threaded screw are use din precise motion/positioning
Activities include literature reviews, interviews, organization, and documentation in support of potential business cases, sponsored research proposals, and / or requests for applications.
Presentation: Google presentation, Prezi, Powerpoint, etc.
Visual support used during presentations
Type of work - The act of giving a presentation.
Ex. standing in front people and present something to them.
If you are preparing a presentation (writing or rehearsing) use Writing to log your time.
Making computer programs, for manufacturing, R&D projects, or for products.
Type of work - Quality control type of work. This is a general category that applies for many manufacturing processes.
Create a new type of force/displacement transducer based on fiber optics technology, capable of measuring radial forces with different degrees of spatial resolution, radially and transversally.
Type of work - Research and development. Requires specialized skills. It is a form of exploration, using a rigorousness method. It is intended to make something work. Focused on how things function. the goal is to control a process, to learn hos something works, to make it work better (optimization)...
Type of work - Research and development in chemistry. Requires specialized skills. It is a form of exploration, using a rigorousness method. It is intended to make something work. Focused on how things function. The goal is to control a process, to learn hos something works, to make it work better (optimization)...
Type of work - Research and development in electronics and optoelectronics. Requires specialized skills. It is a form of exploration, using a rigorousness method. It is intended to make something work. Focused on how things function. the goal is to control a process, to learn hos something works, to make it work better (optimization)...
Type of work - Research and development in mechanics. Requires specialized skills. It is a form of exploration, using a rigorousness method. It is intended to make something work. Focuses on material properties, material assemblies, fatigue...
Type of work - Research and development in optics, photonics, opto-electronics. Requires specialized skills. It is a form of exploration, using a rigorousness method. It is intended to make something work. Focused on how things function. the goal is to control a process, to learn hos something works, to make it work better (optimization)...
R&D Report represented by a document of some type, describing the knowledge acquired and captures some know how needed to reproduce it.
This resource type is used in a workflow recipe for product development.
The workflow recipe is a formalized methodology, that allows you to plan the development process. This recipe works in combination with the Conditions for project recipe. See hos they interact in this diagrame
See more on workflow recipes for R&D
Writing Emails to potential recruits
Type of work - Doing outreach, seeding individual emails to people you know, setting up and attending meetings with people, all that with the goal of getting more people to work on the project.
You need to save that search in a document and store it in the project folder (or any other location that is shared with all the project affiliates) and link to it when you log.
Robot Finger Demo, demonstrates the operation of optical bend sensors
optical design for robot finger
brochures, business cards, meals, travel expenses
All kinds of screws
Mounting Frame and small adapters
Sensor network IoT: data acquisition, some storage capacity, some data analysis, wireless communication capabilities.
different sensors used in agriculture
Electronic design of Sensor Stack
See more on the project page
Electronic part, prototype, of sensor stack. See more on project webpage
Software for sensor stack application.
See more on the project page
Type of work - Looking for something to purchase, online or offline. Gathering, comparing and analyzing information about a product to purchase. Might require communication with salesman, even meetings. Might also require traveling. In the end, the agent makes a choice, issues a recommendation and/or purchases the product.This activity doesn't necessary need to result in a purchase.
You need to document the options you found somewhere where people can easily find them, and link to it when you log. The idea is to allow someone else to continue the job, or to provide feedback.
polymer tube that shrinks in diameter when heated. Can be used in electronics, or to assemble the joint-type transducer.
Generates electrical signals, used in electronics testing and design
120 ml. see Silver Concentrate for details
a device to perform wet silver coating
see Silver concentrate for details
120 ml silver solution concentrate (AgNO3+NH3), must be mixed with silver activator (NaOH) + reducer (formaldehyde in methanol)
Software planning or analysis artifact, such as a mind map or road map.
Used in electronics to bond electronic components together and on a PCB
Anything used in acquiring and processing sound: microphone, speaker, mixer, etc.
need to be designed or redesigned
This is an electronic device used to driver stepper motors.
This is an electronic assembly, user friendly, that can be used to drive a stepper motor with minimal knowledge about electronics.
Table, office, lab or outdoor
This is the electronic layer of the Tape transducer.
This is an electronic board used made by Jonathan, used to drive a LED and to get data from PD, i.e. to drive the tape sensor. It uses the LabJack.
This originated from a meeting at Canadian Space Agency, with Dr. Zhu.
Many sensoricans have contributed to it.
Type of work - This is part of R&D. It requires technical knowledge and mastering of the scientific method. Experimentation can be in optics, electronics, chemistry, etc. This activity also requires documentation.
Device used to create plastic shapes, from thermoplastic sheets.
Material that can be molded when heated.
used to measure temperature.
Helping others acquire new skills.
Type of work - Acquire new skills. You might want to document something if you discover something new, or update the training manuals or the documentation that the network is using.
We need to design this component. This is actually a family of components that go in between different types of transducers and the Mosquito.
Transportation expenses, like taking a buss, renting a car, paying for a plain ticket.
Type of work - Being active in the process of moving physical stuff in space. Might require equipment, like a car, or can require spending if a car needs to be rented, if public transportation needs to be used, etc.
Canadian Harmonized Sale Tax - HST/TSH
need a source
User guide for a product
Devices used in optics, optomechanics, for optical fiber alignment.
Production of visual material
Where all virtual accounts in Canadian $ live.
Create a space to deposit and structure information and knowledge about SENSORICA.
any website used by Sensorica: store, community, coordination, etc.
This is used for Expense contributions, to log payments for web hosting.
Equipment used to weigh materials
improve double side mirrors coating
Type of work - Producing text. Encoding information using a script. Formalizing thoughts, concepts for storage and communication.