Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!


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OpenFuge by CopabX Sep 15, 2013

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It's been a long 3 months, but I finally think that the OpenFuge is presentable to you all. My goal was to make an affordable, open-source centrifuge for home-use by DIY biohackers. As of now, it costs around $200 in parts only, with all parts being commercial, off-the-shelf.

The Instructables page will be up soon for all of you who want to build your own. Enjoy!

Specs (Observed):
G-Force: 6000 G's
RPM: 9000 RPM
Size (closed lid): 15cm x 24cm x 20cm

For those who want to buy one:

Any comments, suggestions, or general feedback is greatly appreciated.

BOM Updated (wrong motor was listed)


Cut List:

Base Plate
Right Plate
Left Plate
Front Plate
Back Plate
Bottom Plate

Lid Front
Lid Back
Lid Top
Lid Side (x2)
Hinge Tabs (x2)

IR Mount
IR Spacer
Control Knobs (x2)

Center Hub:
Petals (x6)


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Id like to make one of these but its all corel draw. when i open its blank. anyone have dxf or ai? whats the scale mm or inch and thickness of material?

Has anyone designed rotors (i.e. hub's) to hold other size tubes, like 1.5mL?

The hole size on the petals can easily be changed to fit different tube diameters. I also have a new hub design for the PCR tube strips which should be published in the next week or so.