PuffAdder: A DIY Picospritzer

No not the snake. This is the name Joe Raimondo’s DIY picospritzer, which delivers picoliter to nanoliter “spritzes” of liquid in short pulses.  His blog gives a great step-by-step guide to building one. And if you’re looking for something a little more robust, check out their paper on Openspritzer in Nature where they build and […]

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Tiny Florescence Microscopy

Check out this 3D printable florescence microscope with filter wheel, digital acquisition, and temperature control! All for less than half a grand. Dr. Peter Foster recently made one of these himself so we have at least one solid positive user experience with the device. However Peter says he took a shortcut with the illumination LED […]

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A Library for Cheap Optics

Need some equipment to hold and align your fancy optical components? Consider 3D printing some components from a Thingiverses’ Open Source Optics library made by Joshua Pearce. This is particularly worth it for something like a filter wheel! Check out this table from an article by Chenlong Zhang, Nicholas Anzalone, Rodrigo Faria, and Joshua Pearce […]

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