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Notes on hardware of interest:
- 19,8 x 12,0 cm
- 340 g
- 1 GB RAM
- 1,2 Ghz quad-core CPU
- 26,4 x 17,8 cm
- 2 GB RAM
- 1,7 Ghz dual-core CPU
- 603 g
- 24,12 x 18,57 cm
POGO Oligonucleotide synthesizer: http://www.bioinformatics.org/pogo/
DIY scanning Electron microscope: http://benkrasnow.blogspot.nl/2011/03/diy-scanning-electron-microscope.html
DIY Bioprinter: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-BioPrinter/?ALLSTEPS
Tekla labs - research grade DIY instructables: http://guides.teklalabs.org/
Automated fluid handling
The BioRad Gene Pulser II electroporation system requires the Gene Pulser II Core unit and an acessory unit (Pulse Controller II or Capacitance Extander) The BioRad Gene Pulser II core unit (110 V) has been spotted on sale for 400 USD on EBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bio-Rad-BioRad-Gene-Pulser-II-2-Apparatus-340BR-/290868541376?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b91db7c0 Shipping (~200 USD) and import tax would bring total cost to ~ 4500 NOK.
Pulse Controller spotted for ~200 USD:
Recent development in low-cost electroporation: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/f-sf-asb020713.php Appears to be only usable for electroporation of adherent cells.
List price for BioRad MicroPulser electroporator is 20 000 NOK: http://www.bio-rad.com/prd/en/NO/adirect/biorad?ts=1&cmd=BRCatgProductDetail&vertical=LSR&catID=83527990-34fb-4b33-b955-ca53b57bf8b9
- Used in majority of smartphones.
Single-board microcontroller based on Atmel's ATMEGA8 and ATMEGA168 AVR microcontrollers. Arduino is a fork from the Wiring development platform.
Language reference: http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/HomePage
Arduino products: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Products
Getting started: http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage
- Runs on Windows, Macintosh OSX, and Linux operating systems.
See also http://sanguino.cc/
SimDuino, an iPad Arduino simulator: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,107629.0.html
- Sketch: The term for an Arduino program. A unit of code that is uploaded and run on an Arduino board. Sketches are saved with the file extension .ino.
- Shields: Printed circuit expansion boards called "shields" can be plugged into the Arduino pin-headers to provide specialized functions such as GPS, ethernet, LCD display etc.
The Arduino programming environment is based on the Processing programming environment (http://www.processing.org/).
The Arduino language is based on C/C++. After processing, Arduino codes is handed of to a C/C++ compiler (avr-g++).
Because Arduino uses Atmel's microprocessors, Atmels development environments AVR Studio and Atmel Studio may also be used for software development. Functions/methods:
Building Research Equipment with Free, Open-Source Hardware: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6100/1303.summary
Programming Arduino: Getting started with Sketches: http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Arduino-Getting-Started-Sketches/dp/0071784225/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1366760346&sr=8-3&keywords=Arduino
Costs ~ 80€. ( + shipping + import duty)
Official downloads: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
Unofficial wiki: http://elinux.org/RPi_Hub
Official forum - basic setup and usage: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=26
Buying guide: http://elinux.org/RPi_Buying_Guide
Introducing the raspberry pi - getting started: http://www.h2g2.com/approved_entry/A9143796
Introducing the raspberry pi - peripherals you'll need: http://www.h2g2.com/approved_entry/A13413584
Raspberry Pi Stack exchange: http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/
The Pi Hut - accessories: http://thepihut.com/
"The true cost of Raspberry Pi - essential accessories": http://www.penguintutor.com/blog/viewblog.php?blog=6354
Gotcha's and new users tips: http://www.keyboardmaven.com/2013/04/raspberry-pi-gotchas-and-newbiebuyer.html
- Boots from SD card (Not included in price). Minimum size 2 GB. Minimum 4GB recommended. Pre-loaded SD cards can be bought. (for example: http://www.amazon.co.uk/For-Raspberry-preloaded-operating-partitioned/dp/B008IU78EK) If not, an SD card reader is needed to prepare the card. High-speed category 4 is recommended. See http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup and http://elinux.org/RPi_SD_cards
- Programs must be compilable for ARMv6 architecture. (Windows/x86 not supported)
- Video output through HDMI or Composite. No VGA.
- Power through micro USB port. Standard phone charger with micro USB plug can be used (minimum 700mA at 5 volts).
- No Real Time Clock (RTC) on board. Time is updated over internet after each boot.
- Not all peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.) may work (may draw too much power). See http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals
- Two models: A and B. B model draws 3.5 W, the A model 2 W.
- B model specifications: 700 Mhz ARM1, 256 MB SDRAM
Gray Girling: Rapsberry Pi Owners workshop manual: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Manual-practical-revolutionary/dp/0857332953
Mike McGrath: Raspberry Pi in easy steps: http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Easy-Steps-Mike-McGrath/dp/1840785810
Review of Raspberry pi books: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/18/feature_getting_into_the_raspberry_pi_books/
Richardson & Wallace. Getting Started with Raspberry Pi. Published December 2012: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920023371.do
Upton & Halfacree: Raspberry Pi User Guide: http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-User-Guide-Gareth-Halfacree /dp/111846446X Published September 2012. Somewhat dated already?