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: