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Good research starts with good management.  LaBaHoLiC will provide all the tools needed to maintain a well-lubricated research lab.

Good research starts with good management. LaBaHoLiC will provide all the tools needed to maintain a well-lubricated research lab. Read more

Lansing, MI Software
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This project's funding goal was not reached on August 23, 2012.

Good research starts with good management. LaBaHoLiC will provide all the tools needed to maintain a well-lubricated research lab.

Lansing, MI Software
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The Problem

The average research lab is in complete disarray.  Broken glassware, strewn papers, and random clutter litter every inch of counter top.  Instrument reservations are unheard of and lab materials are fought for every day.  Innovative and fast-moving research can not be performed under such circumstances.

The Solution

LaBaHoLiC (Lanthanum, Barium, Holmium, Lithium, Carbon) will streamline lab operations by offering an all-in-one package to manage: instrument reservations, protocols, inventory, research projects, maintenance responsibilities, literature searches, data sharing, and more.  When all the pertinent data is at a researcher's fingertips, the potential for breakthrough is high.

Funding Goals

This project has a funding goal of $2500, which will allow for the development and finalization of the LaBaHoLiC software package.  This money will cover the cost of a hosting server, costs associated with development and distribution (including legal costs), and a few energy drinks.  The $2500 goal does not include a stipend for myself.

If the project is funded for more than $10,000, I will release the software completely open source with the MIT license, which would allow anybody to freely change and modify the code to suit their needs.  Otherwise, a more restrictive license will be used.  Concerning the rewards - if you achieve a tier you will receive all rewards below that tier as well.


Progress and Sample Screenshots

Currently, the LaBaHoLiC software package is approximately 40% complete.  The following screenshots show the progress so far as well as how innovative and useful this package will be:

Dashboard view showing a custom message on the left for all users as well as current reservations on the right.
Dashboard view showing a custom message on the left for all users as well as current reservations on the right.
The easy to use reservation system, in the case for a set of furnaces in a chemistry lab.
The easy to use reservation system, in the case for a set of furnaces in a chemistry lab.
The project managing area, where files can be uploaded and viewed by all users attached to the project.
The project managing area, where files can be uploaded and viewed by all users attached to the project.
On-the-fly graphing of uploaded data is easily accomplished.  All aspects of the plot are easily controlled via the easy to use tools.
On-the-fly graphing of uploaded data is easily accomplished. All aspects of the plot are easily controlled via the easy to use tools.

Final Thoughts

If you are working in or have worked in a research environment, you probably know that this software is sorely needed.  If you haven't experienced a research lab, I am sure you can understand how important it is that the researchers spending your tax dollars stay organized and efficient.

Whatever you can give helps enormously.  If you can not give monetarily please spread the word to your friends.  Without your support this project may never make it off the ground.

A note about the rewards: if you back the project for a given amount (say $100), you will receive all the rewards below that threshold as well.

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

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    Your name (or pseudonym) will be included in both the code credits as well as the 'About' area of the software package. In short, every lab in the world that uses this software will see you that you supported this project.

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

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    Included with your name will be a short message (<100) words that will appear in the 'About' section of the LaBaHoLiC software package.

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

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    Labaholic T-shirt shipped to your door! These will be stylish and high-quality!

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

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    Beta access! You will have the ability to shape how the program looks in its final form through hands-on interaction with the program.

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

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    A picture of your choosing (preferably you), your name (or pseudonym), and a short message will be displayed at labaholic.com. Instant fame!

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

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    A message of up to 150 characters will be displayed at the bottom of every page of the LaBaHoLiC software package.

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    A high-quality custom framed print (11"x14") of the LaBaHoLiC logo image personally signed by myself in silver ink.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    You will receive the LaBaHoLiC Pt (PLATINUM) package (domain name of your choosing for 10 years [limited by domain name availability], lifetime web hosting of the LaBaHoLiC software, personal deployment of the LaBaHoLiC software suite, and lifetime product support.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more
    About $5,000 USD

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    I will travel to your house (USA) and take you out on the town. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Funding period

- (30 days)