Fluid exchange with LEGOs and ImageJ: NanoJ-Fluidics

We’ve been over-covering DIY syringe pumps for awhile now, but this LEGO based solutions is a lot more than just the delightful idea to use LEGOs for syringe pumps. NanoJ-Fluidics consists of three parts, a LEGO based, multiplexable syringe pump system, a liquid exchange system to cell culture dishes, and an electronic and software control suite for the pumps.

You can check out it out in detail on the detailed GitHub Wiki or read more about an example usage in it’s debut paper currently on bioRxiv: Automating multimodal microscopy with NanoJ-Fluidics. The paper is written by Pedro Almada, Pedro Pereira, Si├ón Culley, Ghislaine Caillol, Fanny Boroni-Rueda, Christina Dix, Romain Laine, Guillaume Charras, Buzz Baum, Christophe Leterrier, and Ricardo Henriques.