Build a nutating mixer for 1/10th of the cost of a commercial product. Even better, this one can be easily modified to accommodate custom sample sizes and mixing velocities.
Gabriel tweets: ” @LabOnTheCheap We build a magnetic tube rack for DNA extraction and wanted to share the stl file to all interested in 3D-printed lab equipment. “ And here’s the link to the STL file hosted on the NIH 3D Print Exchange. It’s crazy that these devices are often sold for hundreds of dollars. […]
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 […]
Need a 3D printer of your own? Consider the RepRap project, consisting of 3D printers where more than 50% of the parts can be made by 3D printers. It does seem a bit time intensive, but if you can get temporary access to a 3D Printer, it might be worth it to some people to then […]
You can 3D print or Buy adapters for Dremel power tools to centrifuge 1.5 ml eppendorf tubes. This isn’t a little replacement to those mini pop-top centrifuges that ponder around at 10,000 rpm and only give around 5,000 g, oh no. Dremelfuges can hit 33,000 RPM and upwards of 51,000 g. If 3D printing is […]