@Paúl who would care that much? Big Pharma?
leaving an open port for future expansion is usually a good strategy
@Paúl Anyone can do anything they want. Current experimental set ups won't prevent anyone from falsifying data
what it would however, is immediately present a flag
@Paúl Is that a security flaw for RPi?
as their data set would immediately be recognized as an outlier
sorry, the neural net is unrelated to the raspberry pi
or "intuitive interface"
I mean that the RPi ecosystem is not a particularly "hard" one to crack or break.
falsified data is a significant problem: https://retractionwatch.com/2018/01/23/researcher-japan-stem-cell-institute-falsified-nearly-images-2017-paper/
Most data acquisition is done by a system fully customized.
RPi can't be even encrypted. SD card is all accessible
So, in a sense, hack or no hack... doesn't really make a difference
Did you struggle with patents?
that's the idea, it is meant to be accessible/hackable
@Saren Tasciyan we have encountered a couple that we've had to circumvent, but overall it hasn't been a huge problem thus far
^ it would not be a primary issue, i agree. just something to think about
We chose to keep using this setup over an OEM board to stay part of the community and to remain hackable and agile.
@Paúl It is a problem. And we think creating our platform can help alleviate that. Because there's a huge trackable data set of their work
how much bandwidth is really required for this type of data acquisition? would something even less expensive, like a Pi Zero, be sufficient?
how are you keeping the cost of the optical stack down?
for one, it would need wifi/ethernet (so pi zero-W)
@David Sean Love that! But I have to say that <1% of biologists are aware of the value of Open Source, Open Hardware, Hackability etc
you should get in touch with the Melis lab, I bet they would love to try out your incubators! https://plantandmicrobiology.berkeley.edu/profile/melis
@Paúl We've specifically selected a single acquisition format. 20x, GFP
Based on my experience, this preliminary set up can acquire much of what people would need.
If you would write out an agenda ahead of time, you can have a more successful discussion. If there various topics are important to this company's development and they are asking for help, you can break into smaller discussion groups. This software does not support organized discussions of that sort. If the purpose of this chat is to help expose HackaDay.IO members to better methods for commercialization, that can probably be done better by a formal presentation, more sensitive of people's time.
Data collection "is" science - when you store, share, reproduce, verify, cross-link, encourage, teach and provide benefit to society.
We won't pretend it encapsulates everything. But it's the beginning.
We do a bit of image processing on the pi-side so a pi-zero may be pushing it
how many people are on the team?
@RichardCollins are you part of the HaD/hackchat team or just sharing your input?
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