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OpenFuge

by CopabX, published

OpenFuge by CopabX Sep 15, 2013

Description

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:
tindie.com/products/CopabX/openfuge/


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


9/21/13:
BOM Updated (wrong motor was listed)

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

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License

OpenFuge by CopabX is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Cut List:

Frame:
Base Plate
Right Plate
Left Plate
Front Plate
Back Plate
Bottom Plate

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

Sensors:
IR Mount
IR Spacer
Control Knobs (x2)

Center Hub:
Hub
Petals (x6)
Washer

Assembly:
instructables.com/id/OpenFuge/
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.
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