3D Printed Coverslip Holders and Spinners

Dyche Mullin’s lab at UCSF has several handy stl files for 3D printed parts. For instance, these very handy boxes for storing and transporting 22 mm coverslips after they have been cleaned or treated. They also have this delightful DIY coverslip spinner/dryer. But beware, /u/machinofacture  from Reddit has an interesting objection, “I’ve made them before (out of […]

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Print or Buy: Cheap Pipettes!

When I first joined a lab, someone told me the best pipette was the one that had been calibrated most recently. In that spirit, check out these 3D Printed Pipettes called “Biropettes” from open-labware.net. If you’re worried about quality, just calibrate it and check the accuracy. You know, just like you do for a regular […]

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A DIY 2-Photon Microscope for $50k

Here’s a fantastic publication on the plans for a open-source 2-photon by David Rosenegger, Cam Tran, Jeffery Ledue, Nin Zhou and Grant Gordon. The parts list they include hits $60k, but also  involves a lot of stuff you already have lying around, like a computer to control the system. When you take that kind of stuff […]

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