Non destructive testing and imaging ultrasound have been around since the ’50s. Many ultrasound open-source projects are emerging, mostly focusing on image processing – while hardware has been left behind. Several teams have produced succesful designs to be used on commercial US scanners, but they are not cheap, and are difficult to access. I couldn’t find designs to play with, that would be affordable or open, so I decided to make one for makers, researchers and hackers. This project has a specific target of providing a low-cost, open source technological kit to allow scientists, academics, hackers, makers or OSHW fans to hack their way to ultrasound imaging – below 500$ – at home, with no specific equipment required.
- un0rick : open-source fpga board for single element ultrasound imaging – a documentation PDF that doubles as a ZIP for source files: https://zenodo.org/record/3364559#.Xvdw2t9fhuQ
- Arduino-like development kit for single-element ultrasound imaging – Hardware Metapaper – https://openhardware.metajnl.com/articles/10.5334/joh.2/