Saturday, December 23, 2017

Check out this quick-connect system for printing cells

In order to print cells, I need to be able to load up a syringe, then connect that syringe to a printer as quickly and simply as possible.  My first attempt has been to make a bracket that holds the syringe and a connector that snaps together with a mate to instantly link the syringe plunger to a motor.  Today I set it all up for the first time and ran it off a laptop connected to the printer over a live USB connection.  It's a little clumsy with one hand, but for a first approach, it looks more than serviceable.  I'm eager to mount this extruder on to the x/y gantry and then try it out with live cells in it.

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