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Bioprinting is printing with biological materials. Think of it as 3D printing, but with squishier ingredients! There's a lot of work being done at res...
We started out by messing around with an old inkjet printer that we literally saved from a sidewalk somewhere. There's already plenty of interesting t...
Problem: current inkjet printers are too high resolution! We've spent a good amount of time looking at inkjet print heads under the microscope. The s...
Solution! So, it looks like we may not be able to use the latest 1200dpi generation of inkjet printers to print anything larger than yeast cells. And...
The Platform For our second BioPrinter platform, we built a custom XY platform from a couple of old CD drives, inspired by this beautiful DIY laser c...
Salvaging Parts from CD/DVD Drives Let's upcycle some crappy old CD/DVD drives that nobody else wants anyway. I was able to find a stack of chunky ol...
Materials: - Two laser head slider mechanism with stepper motors (preferably matching), scavenged from old CD drives. Cost: a few bucks a piece. - On...
So here's our first honest-to-god BioPrint... We loaded a liquid culture of E. coli +pGLO into the inkjet cartridge, modified the little "I As you c...
We dug into this project with essentially zero hands-on expertise with bioprinting, driving stepper motors, driving inkjet cartridges, or even program...
The BioPrinter shown here is obviously just a prototype. But since we've had a very serious inquiries about using this in academic labs, here are some...
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