New PCB and chamber mount

A project log for FORCE - Force Output of Rodent Calibrated Effort

This dual-force cell monitor and reward dispenser is used to run rodent operant behavior in which animals learn to work for rewards.

lex-kravitzLex Kravitz 06/22/2019 at 17:070 Comments

We've found that force cells can be finicky little guys - they can drift, false trigger, and become very unstable.  Mounting them firmly helps with some of this.  To this end, we've strengthened the 3D printed housing, bolted the PCB firmly to the housing, and included magnetic mounts to attach it to a 2qt deli container that we're using as a chamber.  It's working really well!