Those people at minipcr sure are good at putting together really cheap but solid scientific equipment. Check out their Gyro Plus Micro-centrifuge for just $240. You can get a $150 model without the variable speed, but at that point you might want to just consider a salad spinner.
It has always been a personal dream of mine to be able to talk to my lab equipment. I would particularly like voice controlled pipettes. I would say “Pipette, dispense 12.3 microliters please” and it would say “voice command not recognized, purging pipette,” and then I would scream. Ahhh the dream. Now behold the Respeaker […]
This Thursday I’ll be helping move a confocal Leica microscope that a research lab acquired for $5000. How could anyone sell something so cheap? It’s very old and it takes up a lot of precious lab space. But it brings up a valuable lesson. If you are living in or near a city with a vibrant […]
The Miniscope uses wide-field fluorescence imaging to record neural activity in awake, freely moving mice. It has a mass of 3 grams and uses a single, flexible coaxial cable for power, control signals, and imaging data. You can buy for just under two grand as well as other parts on labmaker.org. You can read a […]
While we love the syringe pumps from SyringePump.com (really!), consider making your own syringe pumps instead with the Open Source Syringe Pump Library. If you want the with it, here’s a more professional looking arduino-based setup.