[Edu-sig] [ANN] Liberlab

francois schnell francois.schnell at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 12:47:50 CEST 2006


It's been a long time I posted on this list («Art» effect maybe). I Just
wanted to let you know about the Liberlab project for which a Python
software and a Python module is available (and a Squeak one also ...).

 To summarize, it's an Open Source very low-cost interface between the
digital and the physical world, a sub 15 €/$ «pocket size» digital lab (4
analogic  channels 10 bits acquisition, 6 digital inputs/outputs).

Apart from initiation to scientific experimentation, Liberlab could also be
used to learn about robotics, automation, human-machine interface or
interactive arts.

The heart of the project is based on the ongoing improvements of
microcontrollers. These low price integrated circuits are like tiny and
autonomous "computers" used in many devices (DVD players, cars, etc.).

Instead of using them in an autonomous way Liberlab combines the computing
power of a PC with the commands and measuring capabilities of the

The modular and open design of Liberlab aims to encourage original uses
particularly in the field of education.

Liberlab is available under the Free GPL licence (firmware in C, Software
and module written in Python).

I'll present Liberlab at the Libre Software Meeting 2006 (France, early
July) and perhaps at EuroPython 2006 for those interested.

URL: http://www.liberlab.net

The English documentation is quite scarce but growing (some screencast
should be available in few days to give an idea of the speed and
« dynamics »).

Few pictures:

An example of integration with Vpython:


 Francois Schnell - ULP Multimedia (University Louis Pasteur)
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