PVC Pipe is cheap and easy to get your hands on, the only problem in making experimental apparatus with PVC as the frame is that it’s generally meant for plumbing and so has limited connectors. Formufit fixes this problem by offering connectors, some which are adjustable, that effectively turn PVC Pipes into a lego set.
Here’s an interesting paper about designing a low-cost touchscreen operant chamber using a raspberry pi. Perhaps the most important takeaway here is that rats performed twice as well in the Med Associates commercial chamber. Commercial products are often more refined than DIY solutions and this is just a great reminder of the trade-off we have to think […]
Today is Technical Tuesday! A long delayed segment where we try to dive a little deeper into the actual costs involved in particular scientific techniques. We hope to show where you can save money, and what you might lose by saving that money. Today’s topic is dynamically patterning light with Digitial Micromirror Devices. With […]
We’d like to use the Prosthetic Devices curated by e-NABLE to plug the NIH 3D Print Exchange for a second time. These 3D-printable prosthetics allow for DIY assistive devices that can be easily customized and printed. The NIH 3D Print Exchange also has a wide variety of 3D printable labware, some of which we’ve covered […]
We’ve covered making your own syringe pumps before, but we’d like to draw your attention to this amazing write up by DropletKitchen to make push-only syringe pumps. Since this is the second post from DropletKitchen, consider perusing their various projects.