The open-source syringe pump was designed by Wijnen et. al. (2014). The design, bill of materials and assembly instructions are freely available and details are provided covering the construction - using a 3-D printer and a Raspberry Pi computer as a wireless control device. According to the authors, the costs, including the controller and web-based control interface but without labour costs, are <5% of a commercially available syringe pump of similar performance. The performance of the syringe pump, as assessed by the authors, should suit the needs of a given research activity requiring a syringe pump including carefully controlled dosing of reagents, pharmaceuticals, and delivery of viscous 3-D printer media among other applications. The syringe pump can be utilized with soil water samplers to automatically extract water samples at pre-set time intervals.
Citation: Wijnen B, Hunt EJ, Anzalone GC, Pearce JM (2014) Open-Source Syringe Pump Library. PLoS ONE 9(9): e107216. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107216
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