3-D print your own lab equipment
Peer reviewed designs
Non-Telecentric 2P microscopy for 3D random access mesoscale imaging at single cell resolution. 2019. Preprint
The €100 lab: A 3D-printable open-source platform for fluorescence microscopy, optogenetics, and accurate temperature control during behaviour of zebrafish, Drosophila, and Caenorhabditis elegans. 2017. PLoS Biology
Spatio-Chromatic Visual Stimulator
An arbitrary-spectrum spatial visual stimulator for vision research. 2019. eLife
Openspritzer: an open hardware pressure ejection system for reliably delivering picolitre volumes. 2017. Scientific Reports
LED Zappelin’: An open source LED controller for arbitrary spectrum visual stimulation and optogenetics during 2-photon imaging. 2020. HardwareX
In silico neuron model
Spikeling: A low-cost hardware implementation of a spiking neuron for neuroscience teaching and outreach. 2018. PLoS Biology
A low-cost hyperspectral scanner for natural imaging and the study of animal colour vision above and under water. 2019. Scientific Reports.
3D printed manipulator
From: Open Labware – 3D printing your own lab equipment. 2015. PLoS Biology.
3D printed pipettes
From: Open Labware – 3D printing your own lab equipment. 2015. PLoS Biology
Other designs and links
Want to learn more?
- Check out our review paper on the subject. With >80,000 hits, this review currently ranks in PLoS’ most accessed article of all time.
- Also check out our PLoS Open Hardware Collection which lists many more open labware projects collected from all over the place!
- Finally have a look at OpenNeuroscience, a free-for all repository for Open Source Hardware solutions in Neuroscience