Home-built coverslip drier/spinner
We wanted some coverslip spinners to dry coverslips after washing and rinsing. It’s way faster than blowing them with air. Nico kindly gave me his 3D design file for the coverslip holder, and I modified the box design from here.
Here’s a parts list (Digikey part numbers unless otherwise noted):
Power supply/AC adaptor (
3V, 500mA5V, 1A)
3V DC motors (2)
- wired in parallel
Cushion feet (4)
Screws for motors
- Mcmaster-Carr part 90116A009
3D print coverslip holders (2)
- this design was modified from one by Nico Stuurman
- works for 18 or 22 mm square coverslips
- IPT file
- STL file
- NIH 3D Print Exchange
- laser-cut design
Superglue, wire, soldering iron, etc.
And here’s the finished product.