Making Vacuum Chambers

If you would like to make an essentially free vacuum chamber with pump, Chris Notap has a useful video on making one out of spare parts using a vacuum pump from a discarded dehumidifier or fridge. Component parts are in the description. If you want something a little more solid, check out this write up […]

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Electronics with EasyEDA

If your working on electronics, consider EasyEDA.com. This resource not only lets you simulate circuits ahead of time but also lets you order electronic parts and Printed Circuit Boards according to your designs. This can make DIY work much less daunting and the final product appear much more professional.

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Touchscreen Platforms for Rodents

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 […]

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