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3D-printed adjustable volume straw pipette

3D-printed adjustable volume straw pipette

Pippettes, a tool for dispersing specific volumes of liquid, are quite possibly the most used tool in any bio lab. Most biologists buy their pipettes from a manufacture and they’ll usually set you back $500-$1000 for a set*. Or you can do what Kwalus did and make your own using a 3D printer, a balloon,…

Learn Python for Science – Numpy, SciPy and Matplotlib
Crowdsource the Cure for Cancer: One slide at a time.

Crowdsource the Cure for Cancer: One slide at a time.

For their latest and possibly most ambitious crowd-sourcing project Cellslider, Zooniverse has partnered with Cancer Research UK to analyze archival cancer research data. While computers have gotten better at image analysis, the majority of this type af analysis is still being done by real people and is quite time intensive.  By harnessing the collective power of…

Copenhagen Suborbital tests Tycho Deep Space Capsule/LES

Copenhagen Suborbital tests Tycho Deep Space Capsule/LES

Copenhagen Suborbitals, a DIY spaceflight program held tests of their “Beautiful Betty” (formerly named Tycho Deep Space) capsule and Launch Escape System(LES) this morning(4am EST). The purpose of a Launch Escape System is to propel the capsule away from the main rocket in case of an emergency. The test was an over all succes with…

Codecademy begins offering Python

Codecademy begins offering Python

Codecademy, a startup that offers online programming lessons is now offering courses on Python. Their offering of python courses isn’t yet as thorough as those in javascript but they’re working on adding more. Plus you can also create your own courses using their course creator. If you’re serious about learning python, I’d also recommend LearnPythonTheHardway (It’s…

3d printed Straw Pipetter

3d printed Straw Pipetter

Christopher Pendlebury has created a simple pipetter suitable for dispensing liquid in the 200μL to 1000μL range. Instructions 1. Print StrawPipette.stl 2. If necessary, clean up hole so straw slides in easily. The straw should stay in snugly, but shouldn’t crush the straw. 3. If required, sterilise some drinking straws. 4. Insert straw and use pipette:…

Printable Iphone to Microscope mount

Printable Iphone to Microscope mount

Thingiverse user Boogie has uploaded a pretty cool but simple design for a 3D printable iphone to microscope adapter. According to Boogie you can also use it with your android phone with the help of a few rubber bands. If you print this out and take pictures with it let us know how they turn out.…

3D printed “smart” rection vessels

3D printed “smart” rection vessels

Leroy Cronin and his team out of the University of Glasgow have used a 3D printer they modified to use bathroom sealant to develop a wide variety of custom reaction vessels. The video above shows the printing of such a vessel and how it allows for much more detailed reaction monitoring.  One vessel was printed…

Mapping the Retinal Connectome

Mapping the Retinal Connectome

The connectome is the map of the connections between each of your neurons. According to Sebabstian Seung it is the connectome, more so than your DNA, that is responsible for the uniqueness of a person.  To develop this theory Seung and his lab have recently launched a webapp called EyeWire to allow anyone to take…

CSQ content is now CC By-SA

CSQ content is now CC By-SA

As of this post, CitizenScienceQuarterly.com and all future print issues will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike license. This means you are free to share any information we post as long as you share under the same license and attribute the work properly Note: This does not refer to past issues, because of…