Students turn salad spinner into centrifuge

Two students from Rice University, Lauren Theis and Lila Kerr, have transformed an everyday salad spinner into an electricity-free centrifuge that can help diagnose diseases for cheap. It was made with a few other scrap materials and a glue gun.

Now the next step is to go testing which will be happening in Ecuador, Swaziland, and Malawi. Great going!

Students Transform Salad Spinner Into Life-Saving Centrifuge

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=SMART=7 years ago
every time my mum used a salad spinner i thought of centrifuges !!

dam students reading my brainwaves again !
lemonie7 years ago
Effectively a replacement for one of these:

Nice, good posting.

Kryptonite7 years ago
So cheap! So electricity free! I love it!
isacco7 years ago
Congratulations for this application.
Last year I made a similar centrifuge to spin 96 well microplates for molecular biology  lab (PCR analysis of DNA samples). It works well.
It was not my own idea. I saw the centrifuge in another lab.
I will try to publish an Instructable to share this useful and simple instrument.