So you're sitting in your lab one day reading about these schnazzy new labs on a chip and you think to yourself: "Why not make my own?".
This post outlines an my progress with bringing automated lab techniques and current state of the art to the world!
Okay so, what is a lab on a chip? Basically put, a lab on a chip is a system that allows multiple tests to be run on a very small fluid sample. This can range from titration to actual blood tests. The purpose of my project is to build a simple testbed where fluids can be held, sorted, and mixed. Very similar to this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AENnU0vdjPo
Obviously we'll be utilizing off the shelf materials and 3D printers since most modern classrooms have access to these. I'll be using solidworks 2014 for the design. Replies to this post will be progress reports.
This is the rendering of the current design (mould not pictured).