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, 500mA 5V, 1A)

3V DC motors (2)

Momentary switch


Cushion feet (4)

Screws for motors

3D print coverslip holders (2)

Safety cover

Superglue, wire, soldering iron, etc.

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And here’s the finished product.