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The things of science–the physical tools that generate data or contribute to scientific processes–are becoming more inexpensive and more open. This promises significant benefits and has the potential to change the way science is done. What are the opportunities and barriers to using these tools for more and better science? 

If you are new to low-cost and open hardware and open science, start your exploration with the introduction to low-cost and open source tools toolkit! 

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Funding for the THING tank is provided by the Alfred P.  Sloan Foundation.

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