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
- Momentary switch
- Cushion feet (4)
- Screws for motors
- Mcmaster-Carr part 90116A009
- 3D print coverslip holders (2)
- Safety cover
- Superglue, wire, soldering iron, etc.
And here’s the finished product.