Spectra

Open Source Biomedical Imaging

Aug 27, 2019

Production Update

Production is going well and all parts are in from boxes, packing slips, flexPCBs, electrode cables and more. We are just waiting for the main PCB fab to complete, then will move on to kitting and mailing out.

In the meantime, here are some stories from our travels!

Laser Cutting at Noisebridge

Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco has been a stable and wonderful makerspace for the last 10 years. One item it has is a great laser cutter. I moved to this new design for the PCB enclosures as it’s much simpler to do in a larger quantity.

flexPCBs and Phantoms

We have a fantastic set of fully tested 32 electrode, gold plated cables in, as well as all made to order phantoms from our plastics extruders. The flexPCB electrode array that fits in the phantoms came in too and in the picture above you can see what was left after we de-panelized them.

DEFCON

We were also asked to speak and workshop at DEFCON’s ever expanding Biohacking Village about biomedical imaging and paths forward for open healthcare innovation. The biohacking village had an interesting range of talks on hacking existing medical devices, and got members from the FDA, medical device companies and security hackers to have some conversations together which seems like a great step forward.

Stay tuned for the next production update coming soon, and join our discord chat channel to stay in touch once you get your device!


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