PuffAdder: A DIY Picospritzer

No not the snake. This is the name Joe Raimondo’s DIY picospritzer, which delivers picoliter to nanoliter “spritzes” of liquid in short pulses.  His blog gives a great step-by-step guide to building one. And if you’re looking for something a little more robust, check out their paper on Openspritzer in Nature where they build and […]

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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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Precise Parafilm Designs

While more expensive than a razor blade, you can cut Parafilm or tape to make precise chambers and masks without a laser cutter by using a commercial knife printer like the Silhouette CAMEO. From our own experience its remarkably robust though it can be a little finicky when loading the cutting mat before that actual […]

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