Waldoes (3D Printed Micro-manipulators)

Need a micro-positioning device for your magnetic tweezers or dissections? Check out open-labware’s 3D-printable micromanipulators. These seem to be based off unmotorized models by BackyardBrains  which are also open source in design but can be bought directly. That latter option isn’t cheap though, at around $100 a pop.   And for those of you who are curious, here’s […]

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Tiny Florescence Microscopy

Check out this 3D printable florescence microscope with filter wheel, digital acquisition, and temperature control! All for less than half a grand. Dr. Peter Foster recently made one of these himself so we have at least one solid positive user experience with the device. However Peter says he took a shortcut with the illumination LED […]

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A Library for Cheap Optics

Need some equipment to hold and align your fancy optical components? Consider 3D printing some components from a Thingiverses’ Open Source Optics library made by Joshua Pearce. This is particularly worth it for something like a filter wheel! Check out this table from an article by Chenlong Zhang, Nicholas Anzalone, Rodrigo Faria, and Joshua Pearce […]

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