The Constant Volume Fractional Collector
A design to aid in biological sample collection. Designed with specification from the UGA CTEGD (Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases), Mualidharan's Lab.
Lab Head - Dr. Vasant Muralidharan
Lab Manager - Carrie Brooks
Researcher - Heather Kudyba
Based on a ubiquitous 3D printer controller board (Ramps 1.4) and using custom firmware. Made from mostly 3D printed parts designed, coded, fabricated, tested and delivered in only 3 months.
The prototype to the prototype
Before there was the fractional collector, there was the autosampler. This device had many issues but proved valuable in immeasurable ways.