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3D Printed DIYbio Centrifuge v 2.0 Operational

A project log for DIYbio Lab

We're building a DIYbio lab, including custom-building the equipment.

ProgressTHProgressTH 10/25/2017 at 20:460 Comments

October 26, 2017 | ProgressTH Our 3D printed DIYbio centrifuge v 2.0 is operational. The rotor still needs to be balanced. On version one, we used a brushless motor used on drones and the spindle was very easy to mount the centrifuge rotor onto. Our 12V DC motor has proven to be a bit more difficult.

Despite that, it does work. The microswitch cuts the power to the motor when the cover is opened, a feature v 1.0 didn't have. Because it is much simpler and because there is a lot of extra space in the housing, a lot of expanded functions can be added by users.

Check out all the files here on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2598206
Check out a quick video demonstration here: 

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