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DIY or do it yourself is an economical and fun way to create pumping resources for your lab whilst saving money.

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DIY cables – showing how to make pump connecting cables

DIY pumps – links to sites showing different designs you can make.

DIY – a discussion on what tools and skills you will need.

DIY Electro-spinning – how to get the high voltage shielding correct.

How to power your pumps – DIY

How do you power your pumps? Every now and then I get an email from someone who has been handed a pump to use in a project with no cables and no powerpack. The powerpack's are generic 12V units and as such often get redeployed to somewhere else. Leaving their pump behind. So what [...]

By |2018-08-02T00:50:47+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: FAQs, Pumps|Tags: , |

DIY Syringe Pump – A Starting Point

There are a lot of people on the internet making their own syringe pumps. Making your own syringe pump will be an interesting and rewarding project. If your here because your thinking about it - you have my full encouragement. DIY pumps are in their early stages and they offer new and exciting possibilities. There's [...]

By |2018-09-09T23:43:56+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: FAQs, Pumps|Tags: , |

DIY your own Electro-spinning device

Open source electrospinning equipment Want to build your own Electro-spinning device? Take a look at Assistant Professor Eric Lima's page for plans and videos. Note pump used is a Braintree Scientific which is compatible with SyringePumpPro. If you do try this - take care with the high voltages - pumps, computers and people [...]

By |2018-09-09T21:27:23+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Electrospinning and Spraying, FAQs|Tags: , , |

Do Commercial Pumps Cost Too Much?

Kent Genie Touch Screen Commercial laboratory pumps cost quite a lot - I know I have had to buy several for testing SyringePumpPro. I think there are about 12 pumps here. Your opinion on whether they cost too much is probably strongly determined by: your pumping requirements - a very simple on/off or [...]

By |2018-09-05T21:22:23+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: DIY Syringe Pump, FAQs|Tags: , |

Can SyringePumpPro control your DIY syringe pump?

Above photo from Open Syringe Pump If you build your own syringe pump - can SyringePumpPro control it? To command pumps, SyringePumpPro sends ASCII commands over an RS232 connection to the controller inside laboratory and OEM pumps. For example, to get the pump to infuse 750mls per hour the command sent to the pump would be [...]

By |2018-09-10T01:19:19+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: DIY Syringe Pump, FAQs|Tags: , , |

DIY Syringe Pump – Outrageous Claims

I fully support the clever people making open source syringe pumps. But I don't support some of their outrageous claims. Worse still nobody ever seems to challenge them. None of this page is intended to be an attack on any person or project - but some of these claims - WOW! If you wish to [...]

By |2018-09-10T01:21:27+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Make Your Own Pump – What Skills and Challenges?

What challenges will you face - making your own pump. Here are the some of the major skill sets you will need to build a DIY pump. 3d printing - setup, stl files, printing, diagnosing printing faults - warped prints, light weight prints, cleaning up the printed part to acheive parts fit. CAD skills [...]

By |2018-09-10T02:11:52+00:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |