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We are a team of 4 people from Utah, USA. We want to create a open source DIY syringe pump that allows for high accuracy and repeatablility. This syringe pump will then be able to be integrated with almost any commonly available DIY 3D printer to create a bioprinter. We then aim to create a guide to help troubleshoot common issues with creating …
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README.md

Syringe Pump

We are a team of 4 people from Utah, USA. We creating a open source DIY syringe pump from commonly available and 3D printed parts that allows for high accuracy and repeatability. We also want to make this project as simple as possible so that no specialized skills are required.

The syringe pump that will be built will then be able to be integrated with almost any commonly available desktop 3D printer to create a bioprinter.

We would like to give credit to Kira Puscha, Thomas J.Hinton, and Adam W.Feinberg at Carnegie for their work on the Large volume syringe pump extruder for desktop 3D printers that served for the basis and inspiration for this project

If you have any questions or get involved, get in contact with us via email at drewcliffporter@gmail.com

Getting Started

Follow these links to learn about this project, and to get started building your own syringe pump!

Progress

Week 1:

  • Identified parts to order
  • Learned how to use Github (to an extent)

Week 2:

  • Got parts in
  • Started assembly of syringe pump

Week 3:

  • Finished assembly of syringe pump
  • Started Programing
  • Began troubleshooting

Week 4:

  • Continued programming
  • began working on the bioprinter
  • Printed Control Box

Week 5:

  • Calibration
  • Integration into the bioprinter
  • Code Tweaks

Week 6:

  • Started Bioprinting
  • Failed at bioprinting
  • Almost finished the GitHub repository

Week 7:

  • Got some advice from Advanced BioMatrix
  • Ordered a different gelatin
  • Researched different "bioinks"
  • Tried to print with different materials (agarose, calcium phosphate, frosting), but none worked

Week 8:

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