OpenDrop, now in its third version, is an open source digital microfludics platform based off electrowetting technologies, that can confine and move droplets of liquid. The device is made by GaudiLabs, the source of Generic Lab Equipment. The platforms best first impression is probably this software demonstration video: OpenDrop is open source, which means a github […]
The LabOnTheCheap blog came about as a result of explaining to various groups that we made great microfluidic chambers using parafilm with a cheap $150 knife printer that normally is used for cutting out stickers in arts and crafts projects, and then we sealed the microfluidic device with either nail-polish or cheap UV glue cured […]
We’ve been over-covering DIY syringe pumps for awhile now, but this LEGO based solutions is a lot more than just the delightful idea to use LEGOs for syringe pumps. NanoJ-Fluidics consists of three parts, a LEGO based, multiplexable syringe pump system, a liquid exchange system to cell culture dishes, and an electronic and software control […]
A couple weeks ago we posted about Punch Card Programmable Microfluidics, and long before that we posted about an early version of the Foldscope and we posted on my personal favorite of the bunch, the paperfuge. All of these are projects of Dr. Manu Prakash, whom we recently saw talk at the Marine Biological Laboratory […]
Here’s a nifty idea published in PLOS by George Korir and Manu Prakash. 15 on-chip pumps controlled by a punch card cranked by hand. While the original design is specifically geared towards ease of distribution, one could replace the hand crank with a cheap stepper motor for more reliable control.