When performing canine operant conditioning studies, the delivery of the reward can be a limiting factor of the study. While there are a few commercially available options for automatically delivering rewards, they generally require manual input, such as using a remote control, in accordance with the experiment script.
The PocketPCR is a so called thermocycler used to activate biological reactions. To do so the device raises and lowers the temperature of the liquid in the small tubes. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a method widely used in molecular biology to make copies of a specific DNA segment.
EmotiBit is a wearable sensor to capture high-quality emotional, physiological, and movement data from just about anywhere on the body.
Project Author(s) Sean Montgomery
Project Links https://www.emotibit.com/
Project Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbcL2jzyWj4&ab_channel=EmotiBit
Harvey Lab miniaturized mouse VR rig for head-fixed virtual navigation and decision-making tasks.
The VR setup is comprised of several independent assemblies:
The screen assembly: a laser projector projects onto a parabolic screen surrounding the mouse.
Culture Shock is an open-source electroporator that was developed through internet based collaboration, starting on the DIYbio Google Group. It is an evolution on the traditional capacitive discharge circuit topology, instead using pulsed induction to enable a programmable waveform as well as reduce the size, weight, and cost of the equipment.
PiDose is an open-source tool for scientists performing drug administration experiments with mice. It allows for automated daily oral dosing of mice over long time periods (weeks to months) without the need for experimenter interaction and handling.
pyControl is a system of open source hardware and software for controlling behavioural experiments, built around the Micropython microcontroller.
pyControl makes it easy to program complex behavioural tasks using a clean, intuitive, and flexible syntax for specifying tasks as state machines.
pyPhotometry is system of open source, Python based, hardware and software for neuroscience fiber photometry data acquisition, consisting of an acquisition board and graphical user interface.
pyPhotometry supports data aquisition from two analog and two digital inputs, and control of two LEDs via built in LED drivers with an adjustable 0-100mA output.
PiVR is a system that allows experimenters to immerse small animals into virtual realities. The system tracks the position of the animal and presents light stimulation according to predefined rules, thus creating a virtual landscape in which the animal can behave.
OpenDrop a modular, open source digital microfludics platform for research purposes. The device uses recent electro-wetting technology to control small droplets of liquids. Potential applications are lab on a chip devices for automating processes of digital biology.