3D Printed DIYbio Orbital Shaker

November 11, 2017 | ProgressTH Orbital shakers are used to agitate substances in closed vessels such as jars, test tubes, and enclosed bioreactors.

Our design utilizes 608zz bearings (x6), a 12v stepper motor and driver, a potentiometer, and an Arduino Micro Pro to create variable, smooth, and reliable orbital motion control.

The files, including the Arduino sketch and the SketchUp file we designed it in are all up on Thingiverse here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2633507

Wiring diagrams and additional resources will be added soon. The platform itself was specifically designed to be removable via 3 bolts. This allows users to create custom holders to keep their vessels secure while in motion. The platform moves very quickly at full speed.

A quick video demo can be seen here:

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