DIY Peristaltic Pump

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Introduction: DIY Peristaltic Pump

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In this project we will have a look at peristaltic pumps and find out whether it makes sense to DIY our own version of it or whether we should just stick with the commercial buy option instead. Along the way we will create a stepper motor driver circuit and a suitable 3D print for our DIY version.

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you all the information you need to create your own peristaltic pump. During the next steps I will present you some additional information.

Step 2: Order the Components!

Here you can find a parts list with example seller (affiliate links):

Ebay:

1x Arduino Nano: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x NEMA17 Stepper Motor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 10kΩ Potentiometer: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 100µF Capacitor: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Aliexpress:

1x Arduino Nano: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dULoNXh

1x NEMA17 Stepper Motor: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dXs7VYF

1x DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dShHOO3

1x 10kΩ Potentiometer: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_dX83GAF

1x 100µF Capacitor: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_d7dOwRz

Amazon.de:

1x Arduino Nano: http://amzn.to/2HrK4kY

1x NEMA17 Stepper Motor: http://amzn.to/2odkI1m

1x DRV8825 Stepper Motor Driver: http://amzn.to/2Hsa3sE

1x 10kΩ Potentiometer: http://amzn.to/2oiVsXV

1x 100µF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/2FbDNcx

Step 3: Build the Circuit!

Here you can find the schematic and code for the circuit. Feel free to use them as a reference.

Step 4: 3D Print the Pump!

As mentioned in the video, my design is basically a modification of an already existing design from Ralf. It is this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:254956

Here you can download my 5 modified .stl files in order to 3D print them. Make sure to use ABS and an infill of 60%.

Step 5: Success!

You did it! You just built your own Peristaltic Pump!

Feel free to check out my YouTube channel for more awesome projects:

http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

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14 Comments

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rythescienceguy
rythescienceguy

Question 5 months ago

Having some trouble creating the sketch you supplied. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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FranD9
FranD9

7 months ago

Can i get 5v from arduino 5v pin?

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patrickmck1997
patrickmck1997

1 year ago

Can this pump handle carbonated liquids and still have an accurate output?

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Maximilian2
Maximilian2

Question 1 year ago

Can I use PLA for this model?

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elianto
elianto

2 years ago

Can someone explain me what the capacitor is for? It's for absorbing backward current?
so the nema got 5v directly from arduino? what if I want to connect 20 motor? how can I modify the circuit to have exxternal power source?

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luca.k.kruse
luca.k.kruse

Reply 2 years ago

it protects the stepper motor driver from voltage spikes

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elials
elials

Question 3 years ago

will the STL files print in the same size as in the DIY or Buy video?

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snajper007
snajper007

Question 3 years ago

I would like to control the stepper motor intermittently using 3 potentiometers:

1. Speed
2. time of rotation or number of steps
3. The dwell time
Please help me write the code.

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arc20052000
arc20052000

Question 3 years ago

I am leveraging your code to produce a variable frequency output. The code works perfectly on at ATMega328 but I am having trouble porting it to the ATTiny85. Are you familiar with the ATTiny series of chips? Would you be willing to assist? My code:

long analogvalue;

const unsigned char PS_128 = (1 << ADPS2) | (1 << ADPS1) | (1 << ADPS0);

void setup()

{

ADCSRA &= ~PS_128;

ADCSRA |= (1 << ADPS2); //ADC Prescaler of 128

TCCR0B = 0;

TCCR0B = bit (WGM02) | bit (CS00); //CTC mode, no prescaling

TCCR0A = 0;

TCCR0A = bit (COM0B0) | bit (COM0A0); // enable CTC and toggle OC0B/OC0A on compare match

pinMode (1, OUTPUT); // chip pin 7 // OC0B - Timer 0 "B"

pinMode (0, OUTPUT); // chip pin 8 // OC0A - Timer 0 "A"

pinMode (A1, INPUT);

} // end of setup

void loop() {

delay(100);

analogvalue = analogRead(A1);

analogvalue = map(analogvalue, 0, 1023, 200, 100000);

OCR0A = analogvalue;

}

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reibuehl
reibuehl

Question 3 years ago

Do the STL files already account for the shrinkage of ABS or did you select to print them a few percent larger in the slicer?

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GreatScottLab
GreatScottLab

Answer 3 years ago

No, I did not enlarge the model with the slicer software. Everything should fit without modifications.

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CuspissN
CuspissN

3 years ago

Aside from the price issue (no real issue for those of us who just like to build things). These pumps cause the tubing to see a lot of wear and tear from the roller process, thus they fail a lot and I'm not sure an ABS housing would stand up to the load either. As a hobby build it would be instructive but I'd make sure it had a drain tray under it if it were unattended.

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zolv
zolv

3 years ago on Step 5

After adding prices of all of the components I got roughly something around 10+3+1.5+some small parts = ~15$. You added 3D printing costs as 5$ so in total it's around 20$ for 200ml/min pump.

Doesn't it have worse "value to price" factor comparing to cheaper pumps You mention on the beginning of Your video?