DIY Microfluidics devices
|Status:||in active development|
|Release Date:||Q1 2019|
|Initiator:||BIOTOP Community Lab e.V.|
|Team:||Patrick & Yunus|
|Materials Used:||Acrylic Glas, 3M Double Sided Tape|
|Tools Used:||Laser Cutter, Biotop Lab|
|Software Used:||Affinity Designer, VisiCut|
Microfluidics deals with the behaviour, precise control and manipulation of fluids that are geometrically constrained to a small, typically sub-millimetre, scale at which capillary penetration governs mass transport. - Our goal is to develop custom DIY microfluidics chips (currently as a proof of concept), and perform lab-on-a-chip like experiments.
Development of our own microfluidics devices
V 0 and V 1
Version Zero was our first shot at microfluidics. We wanted to perform a simple proof-of-concept: Get liquid flowing from an input hole through a spiral to an output hole. The chip was made from three laser-cut layers: A top acrylic glass plate with the input and output wholes, a middle layer made out of double sided 3M tape that included the actual channels, and finally a bottom layer.
With Version One we improved our channel smoothness and overall build quality.
-> Images -> Laser Settings
V 2 - V 4
V B04-A V B04-B