The FAST Pump is an elegant, low cost, small, and easy to fabricate alternative to commercial peristaltic pumps which will cost you between $140 to $400 depending on quality and DIY considerations. Detailed instructions on how to make the device are covered in this paper by Alexander Jönsson, Arianna Toppi, and Martin Dufva . Lab […]
A Venturi vacuum pump works by flowing water through a tube that has a narrow point where a second tube is connected. The faster speed of water through the narrow point pulls a vacuum in the connected tube. There is a nice little instructable on how to put one together using an eppendorf tube, 3 […]
Generally, microfluidic systems require an external pump system to operate. Self-sufficient microfluidic systems are microfluidic systems that have all the components they need on the microfluidic device itself. This is a key concept in lab on a chip designs (the devices from whence this website puns its name). A paper from Peter Thurgood, Sergio Suarez, […]
Poseidon is a well documented open source microfluidics and imaging system consisting of a set of three DIY syringe pumps for $180 and a compatible microscope for $220. Poseidon is documented in a paper on BioRxiv by A. Sina Booeshaghi, Eduardo Beltrame, Dylan Bannon, Jase Gehring, and Lior Pachter . In the paper, the system is benchmarked to Harvard Apparatus […]
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. Check out DropletKitchen, on their GitHub showing their various projects.