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 […]
Dyche Mullin’s lab at UCSF has several handy stl files for 3D printed parts. For instance, these very handy boxes for storing and transporting 22 mm coverslips after they have been cleaned or treated. They also have this delightful DIY coverslip spinner/dryer. But beware, /u/machinofacture from Reddit has an interesting objection, “I’ve made them before (out of […]
When I first joined a lab, someone told me the best pipette was the one that had been calibrated most recently. In that spirit, check out these 3D Printed Pipettes called “Biropettes” from open-labware.net. If you’re worried about quality, just calibrate it and check the accuracy. You know, just like you do for a regular […]
For various experimental applications, microbial cultures at defined, constant densities are highly advantageous over simple batch cultures. That’s where a turbidostat comes in, which keeps a culture at a constant turbidity. Here’s a paper by Stefan Hoffmann, Christian Wohltat, Kristian Müller and Katja Arndt where they present a 3D printed small-scale turbidostat for under half a […]
While we love the syringe pumps from SyringePump.com (really!), consider making your own syringe pumps instead with the Open Source Syringe Pump Library. If you want the with it, here’s a more professional looking arduino-based setup.