P.M. Workshop: Low Cost Laboratory Equipment / Building your own centrifuge


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Low Cost Laboratory Equipment: Building your own centrifuge
Presented by: Synthetic Biology Club Brazil (Synbio Brazil) of the University of Sao Paulo

Saturday April 1, 2017 from 2 - 5 p.m.

Artisan’s Asylum, Somerville MA

For laboratories and researchers it’s very difficult to afford good Lab

equipment because of expense.
Moreover, when equipment breaks, it can not be
quickly or easily repaired without the vendor’s assistance.
Thus, the main advantage of open hardware is the possibility
of building a new technology in a cheaper and faster manner.
Besides, as the source code and all the instructions to build
the devices are available, it is also easier to update, maintain
and repair it.
When thinking of the needs of research and educational
laboratories, the centrifuge is certainly one of the most
important equipments. Thus we propose the construction of a
small centrifuge for bench work (with a Harry Potter inspired
name and code). In order to be fully functional, our centrifuge
includes some upgrades, such as the “spin” function, better
RPM reading and setting, reduced acoustic reverberation, anti-
vibration support, better interface and a personal touch -
“Harry Potter” themed modifications! With this compact version of
the centrifuge one can perform experiments like DNA extraction,
PCRs (Polymerase Chain Reaction), Minipreps and much more!