This 3D printed design for a mini centrifuge caught our eye as a lab hack that is reminiscent of the early days of this blog (UV lamp, Sillouette design cutter). Mini centrifuges are ubiquitous in wet labs. Very simple machines, they are sold by Eppendorf and other scientific manufacturers for $150-200. If your lab has […]
Last year at around this time we covered Paperfuge, a card stock based centrifuge that could spin QBC capillary tubes samples at ~10,000 g. Using the principles laid out with Paperfuge, Gaurav Byagathvalli, Aaron Pomerantz, Soham Sinha, Janet Standeven, and M. Saad Bhamla have come up with 3D-Fuge detailed in a paper on the bioarxiv […]
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.
Using some card stock paper, a braided fishing line, some PVC pipe (or wood), and drinking straws with acrylic a team at Stanford proposes a basically free alternative to QBC centrifuges with comparable performance. To paraphrase from the paper: “The hematocrit results obtained in 1.5 mins on the paperfuge are comparable to the results obtained […]
You can 3D print or Buy adapters for Dremel power tools to centrifuge 1.5 ml eppendorf tubes. This isn’t a little replacement to those mini pop-top centrifuges that ponder around at 10,000 rpm and only give around 5,000 g, oh no. Dremelfuges can hit 33,000 RPM and upwards of 51,000 g. If 3D printing is […]