PVC Pipe is cheap and easy to get your hands on, the only problem in making experimental apparatus with PVC as the frame is that it’s generally meant for plumbing and so has limited connectors. Formufit fixes this problem by offering connectors, some which are adjustable, that effectively turn PVC Pipes into a lego set.
Happy Sunday Everyone! You may have noticed the posts on LabOnTheCheap have slowed down recently. Why? Well we haven’t had much time to write, as the two main authors of this website are in the middle of moving a lab across the USA! This Sunday Reddress is being written to you from just north of […]
Here’s an interesting paper about designing a low-cost touchscreen operant chamber using a raspberry pi. Perhaps the most important takeaway here is that rats performed twice as well in the Med Associates commercial chamber. Commercial products are often more refined than DIY solutions and this is just a great reminder of the trade-off we have to think […]
/u/P212121 on Reddit pointed us towards Lab Spend a website where you can enter a catalog number to see what other researchers have paid for the same item. The website does require a registration (that takes a few days) in order to use, and the only catalog numbers it has access to are from information […]
I always find the innumerable applications for Diatomaceous Earth to be amazing. You keep rocking it little diatoms! In that vein comes a suggestion from Reddit. /u/Tetrazene suggests using the “Merlin” system for prepping large amounts of recombinant DNA: “The buffers are similar to a mini/midi/maxi kit, but they have re-usable fritted columns and use […]