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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]