/u/P212121 on Reddit pointed us towards Lab Spend a website where you can enter a catalog number to see what other researchers have paid for the same item. The website does require a registration (that takes a few days) in order to use, and the only catalog numbers it has access to are from information […]
On Amazon you can buy these “60x” magnifying lenses for around $6. If the quotations didn’t tip you off, they are not 60x, we bought a couple different types and in general found them to be between 5x to 10x magnifying lenses with pretty intense spherical aberrations. However if that was all there was to […]
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 […]
Looking into machine vision? OpenMV provides the hardware and free software as well. You can buy the whole OpenMV Cam M7 for just $65 or buy individual parts to mix and match and make the device fit your custom needs.
Those people at minipcr sure are good at putting together really cheap but solid scientific equipment. Check out their Gyro Plus Micro-centrifuge for just $240. You can get a $150 model without the variable speed, but at that point you might want to just consider a salad spinner.