**** From August – December, 2013 we are holding a competition for DIY equipment guides through Instructables.com! If you would like to contribute, we encourage you to head over to the competition website and submit your design. Prizes include a mini mill, oscilloscope, Dremel and Arduino kits, 3D printers, and more!! ****
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The Tekla Labs Team
Future Designs Needed
This is our “wish list” for lab equipment DIY designs… please let us know if you’d like to help out and create document the DIY process to create any of these!
-37C chamber for a microscope, with or without CO2 capabilities
-Incubator temperature control
-Orbital shaker table
-Isolation table (eliminates vibrations, essentially is a suspension system for delicate instruments)
-Fume Hood or Tissue Culture Hood
-Gel Electroporation box
-Simple function generator (electrical equipment)
-cell culture microscope (ambitious, but we get a lot of demand for “how to” documents that cover microscope repair)
-Bifocal dissecting microscope
-Block heaters with controlled temperature (for eppendorf tubes)
(Other) Help Needed:
It takes a lot of team effort to keep Tekla Labs moving ahead. This is a short list of other help that could help advance our efforts. Feel free to contact us if you think you could help out!
-Database development for our DIY instructions
-3D CAD experience
-Outreach to labs in developing countries
-Mechanical/Electrical Engineering experience for advising/consulting on design best practices
-Legal advice for non-profits
-Funding or grant opportunities to keep Tekla Labs going