We are pleased to announce that our manuscript formally describing the SpikerBox development, four experiments, and some classroom deployments, was released yesterday in PLoS ONE. Notably, this journal does not charge to view articles, so people anywhere around the world can download, read, use, and critique the work free of charge. How is this possible? The publication fees are supported by the scientific community. In our case, we subsidized the publication through a Kickstarter Project with the generous help of 53 backers. We champion open science hardware and public access to science, so it was especially rewarding for us to to publish, after peer review, this crowd-sourced, open-access, open-source hardware manuscript. Read away fellow colleagues!
Marzullo TC, Gage GJ (2012) The SpikerBox: A Low Cost, Open-Source BioAmplifier for Increasing Public Participation in Neuroscience Inquiry. PLoS ONE 7(3): e30837. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030837