27 Feb '17, 3am

DIY Syringe Pump Saves Big Bucks for Hacker's Lab - Hackaday

DIY Syringe Pump Saves Big Bucks for Hacker's Lab - Hackaday

If you had a choice between going to your boss and asking for funds for a new piece of gear, would you rather ask for $3000 to buy off-the-shelf, or $200 for the parts to build the same thing yourself? Any self-respecting hacker knows the answer, and when presented with an opportunity to equip his lab with a new DIY syringe pump for $200 , [Dr. D-Flo] rose to the challenge. The first stop for [Dr. D-Flo] was, naturally, Hackaday.io, which is where he found [Naroom]’s syringe pump project . It was a good match for his budget and his specs, but he needed to modify some of the 3D printed parts a little to fit the larger syringes he intended to use. The base is aluminum extrusion, the drive train is a stepper motor spinning threaded rod and a captive nut in the plunger holders, and an Arduino and motor shield control everything. The drive train will obviously suffer from a fai...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/02/26/diy-syringe-pump-saves-big...

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