Anyone involved in STEM education labs or out of education research, may be interested in the new DIY open source microcentrifuge, which has been created by Jason Wu called the Polyfuge.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Polyfuge which allows you to construct your very own micro centrifuge system and is perfect for STEM education laboratories and other research and has been created to help make biology lab equipment more accessible to students around the world.
It’s creator explains more about the inspiration, design and features of the Polyfuge, which is now available to back via Kickstarter with pledges starting from $96 and shipping expected to take place during December 2017.
One of the amazing things about Polyfuge is that it’s a microcentrifuge that you can assemble yourself! We are huge proponents of the DIYbio movement, and our Polyfuge kits provide a great way for users to build their own lab equipment. The assembly process is extremely easy and requires no soldering at all. All you need to do is assemble the frame using the provided M3 bolts and nuts, and plug the components into the main circuit board.
Building DIY lab equipment is great for STEM classroom environments, where students can learn what components are needed to make microcentrifuges work. Assembling Polyfuge is also a great activity for groups and encourages collaborative work. We strongly believe that the best way to contribute to developments in biotechnology is to enhance the accessibility of biological equipment for everyone. With more passionate people working together, we can accelerate the pace of biological research and discovery like never before. There are plenty of brilliant minds out there, and our goal is to provide the instruments needed for those people to make change.
Polyfuge was created in order to help bring research equipment into classrooms and homes. Students interested in pursuing biological research fields may use Polyfuge to gain firsthand experience with basic laboratory protocols. Through the democratization of centrifugation technology, we hope to allow anyone interested in biotechnology to access affordable microcentrifuges.
For more information on the new Open-Source Microcentrifuge jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.