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Research Article

CheapStat: An Open-Source, “Do-It-Yourself” Potentiostat for Analytical and Educational Applications

  • Aaron A. Rowe,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Andrew J. Bonham,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Ryan J. White,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Michael P. Zimmer,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Ramsin J. Yadgar,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Tony M. Hobza,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Jim W. Honea,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Ilan Ben-Yaacov,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Kevin W. Plaxco mail

    kwp@chem.ucsb.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 13, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023783

About the Authors

Aaron A. Rowe, Andrew J. Bonham, Ryan J. White, Kevin W. Plaxco
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Michael P. Zimmer, Ramsin J. Yadgar, Tony M. Hobza, Jim W. Honea, Ilan Ben-Yaacov, Kevin W. Plaxco
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Kevin W. Plaxco
Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kwp@chem.ucsb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AAR AJB. Performed the experiments: AAR AJB. Analyzed the data: AAR AJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MPZ. Wrote the paper: AAR AJB KWP. Contributed to the design of the instrument: RJW RJY TMH JMH IB-Y. Conducted troubleshooting with the prototype: RJW RJY TMH JMH IB-Y.