Will it centrifuge?

I have recently obtained a desk-top centrifuge which has yet to be used. It takes tubes with a volume of 1.5ml, and subjects them to accelerations of up to 8500 gravities (by comparison, most theme park rides top out at 5 gravities).

So - what should I put in it?

I plan to collect ideas and then spend an evening or a weekend in the shed...

First results are in.
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nfitz8 years ago
You sure it was doing 13k rpm? Your PSU @ 12v gave 1A = 12w lol
Wire that beast up to a high wattage ATX PSU or a car battery...then it'll spin :)

You could always go for broke and 24v it :):)
Kiteman (author)  nfitz8 years ago
If you check the links, one of the slides shows the centrifuge's specifications, including rpm vs voltage. There is very little weight in the rotor, and the bearings are very smooth.
Thank you for this great instructable. In my years of acquiring the odd and bizarre, I do happen to have a centrifuge. Other than blood, I couldn't think of anything else to do with it. Thanks for the ideas and please, other readers, contribute more ideas on uses for a centrifuge.
Kiteman (author)  rightbraincreative8 years ago
Thanks! Don't forget to post your results.
Rishnai9 years ago
I reccommend gasoline and, if y'all have it over there in the UK, E85. Spit. I'd like to see spit centrifuged. And I have a question (I know, I'm impossible this time of the morning): what sort of RPM does that centrifuge achieve?
Kiteman (author)  Rishnai9 years ago
Rishnai Kiteman9 years ago
Oooh, fun. That means I could build one with an old router. Mwahahahahahaha!
Kiteman (author)  Rishnai9 years ago
You'd better hurry - at least two other members claim to be putting a centrifuge Instructable together.
M F Kiteman9 years ago
what's up with you guys?
I am still waiting for an instable. somebody please make a centrifuge.
I have three other projects going so I don't have the time to experiment. I also got 30 Lithium Ion battery packs. what to do, what to do. maybe the folding electric bicycle?
bumpus M F9 years ago

hehe, its the devil inside me :D
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