3-D print your own lab equipment
Open-Labware.net is a collaborative spin-off project of TReND in Africa, OpenNeuroscience and the Baden lab. Here, we present our designs and modifications of Free and Open Source Hardware projects specifically intended to be used in a scientific lab or research setting.
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