DremelFuge is a very simple and clever centrifuge, buit perhaps not the safest one (be careful if you end up using it!). It takes advantage of 3d printing technology to print an adaptor that goes on to a Dremel (a precision tool that has really high rotation rates).
GogoFuge is a good example of the power of opensource designs. IT was based on the idea of the DremelFuge and altered to be a tabletop centrifuge with vortex capability.
OpenFuge describes all the materials and gives step by step instructions to the assembly of a centrifuge that is able to deliver 6000 G’s of force and to rotate at 9000 RPM, while being able to hold 4 eppendorf tubes.
This project was developed by Katherine Scott to be presented at the PyCon 2014. She developed a skinner box for her pet rats using a raspberry pi and some 3D printed parts.
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