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 […]