Rodeostat Product Guide

This is the documentation site for the Rodeostat Open Potentiostat. The Rodeostat is an open source potentiostat for performing electrochemical measurements which is designed to work with the Teensy 3.2 development board.

This is the documentation site for the Rodeostat Open Potentiostat. The Rodeostat is an open source potentiostat for performing electrochemical measurements which is designed to work with the Teensy 3.2 development board. It is a very flexible instrument with multiple output voltage and current measurement ranges.

Listed below in the Table of Contents are links to pages describing the project designs, user guides and more. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out via our contact form.


Table of Contents

Introduction

Rodeostat Introduction
The Rodeostat is an open source (hardware and software) potentiostat which is ready-to-use with firmware/software implementing many standard voltammetric methods. One of the main development goals was to make it easy for users to make custom modifications. To enable this the Rodeostat design is base…

Open Source Firmware

Rodeostat firmware guide
In this set of notes we describe how to download, build and install the latest version of the firmware for your Rodeostat. Note, that all Rodeostats purchased from IO Rodeo are pre-programmed with the latest firmware - so if you have just purchased you don’t have to download and install

Open Source Hardware

Rodeostat PCB Design Files & BOM
Design file repository GitHub - iorodeo/potentiostatContribute to iorodeo/potentiostat development by creating an account on GitHub.GitHubiorodeo Current Rodeostat V0.2 hardware links * Schematic V0.2 * PCB layout (image) V0.2 * Bill of materials for the Rodeostat V0.2. Rodeostat V0.2 BOMShe…

Open Source Software

Rodeostat Software Overview
Software The software available for the Rodeostat consists of the device firmware which runs on the Teensy 3.2 development board and a Python Library for communicating with the potentiostat from the host PC. Teensy 3.2 firmware (in main repository - see the “firmware” sub-directory) 1. Allows…
Serialport-bridge Software
Serialport-bridge is a computer program which gives javascript applicationsrunning in your web browser the ability to access and control USB/Serial devicesconnected to your computer. This software was developed by IO Rodeo in order toenable the distribution of application software as simple web p…
Rodeostat Web App Software
Software for IO Rodeo’s open source potentionstat is now available. The software provides a user friendly graphical interface. The software, written in javascript, runs in a web browser and allows the user to configure test parameters, visualize test results and save data. Requirements * Seria…

User Guides

(more coming soon)

Rodeostat assembly notes
The Rodeostat potentiostat is assembled and does not require these additional steps. These instructions are included for general interest and for anyone making their own Rodeostat. Teensy 3.2 Headers Solder the Teensy headers onto the Rodeostat board Solder the following female headers onto the…

Rodeostat Plus - Multichannel potentiostat

Rodeostat Multiplexer
The Rodeostat Multiplexer[https://iorodeo.com/collections/cheapstat-open-source-potentiostat/products/rodeostat-multiplexer-expansion-kit] is an expansion board for the Rodeostat potentiostat[https://iorodeo.com/collections/cheapstat-open-source-potentiostat/products/potentiostat-shield] which e…
Rodeostat Muliplexer Kit Assembly
The multiplexer kit[https://iorodeo.com/products/rodeostat-multiplexer-expansion-kit] is an add-onaccessory for the Rodeostat[https://iorodeo.com/collections/cheapstat-open-source-potentiostat/products/potentiostat-shield] which expands the number of working electrodes that can be used with the…

Electrochemistry Tutorials

Irreversible Cyclic Voltammetry
In this blog post we provide data from our testing of the new Rodeostat. We performed a side-by-side comparison between the Rodeostat and the Cheapstat potentiostat using ascorbate cyclic voltammetry experiments.
Reversible Cyclic Voltammetry
In this blog post we carried out a cyclic voltammetry experiment with ruthenium hexamine Ru(NH3)6 a reversible redox couple.
Chronoamperometry with glucose test strips
In this electrochemistry experiment we used the Rodeostat[https://iorodeo.com/products/potentiostat-shield] potentiostat to measureglucose in liquids using commonly available glucose test strips. Glucose teststrips are a type of biosensor - they convert biochemical reactions to anelectrochemical…
Bismuth modified carbon paste electrode for metal measurements
In the experiments described in this blog post, we made a bismuth modifiedcarbon paste electrode for detecting heavy metals, lead and zinc, using squarewave anodic stripping voltammetry and the Rodeostat potentiostat. This is acontinuation of our experiments using electrochemistry to measure lead…
Making a custom electrochemical cell
In this blog post we describe making a simple custom electrode mount that we used in cyclic voltammetry experiments with the Rodeostat potentiostat. The electrodes we used were purchased from CH Instruments but the custom mount could be easily modified for use with other electrodes.
Making a carbon paste electrode
In this blog post we describe making a DIY carbon paste electrode using graphite powder/mineral oil mix and a custom-made reusable holder.

Peer-reviewed publications & conference proceedings

Rodeostat Publications
Chronological list of peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings using Rodeostat open source potentiostat.

Purchase a Rodeostat from the Online Store

Rodeostat: open source potentiostat
The Rodeostat is an open source potentiostat for performing electrochemical measurements which is designed to work with the Teensy 3.2 development board. It is a very flexible instrument with multiple output voltage and current measurement ranges. Current measurement ranges: +/- 1, 10, 100, 1000uA…

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