The laboratories use a real-time barcoding system to track the location and status of hardware and materials (specimens) for eyes-on asset management and automatically scheduled maintenance. Sensors and control hardware are stored in numbered bins in a room dedicated to the task; larger components are stored separately, near where they’ll be most used. Hardware is checked out to users by scanning both the items barcode and the student’s ID, using custom student-designed software.

Click the tabs to the left to see instruments registered in the live inventorying system.