You are probably thinking, “Well hey, this here post has nothing to do with cheapass science!” and you would be almost right. I made the 3D model for a 24 well cell culture plate because I wanted to use it as a guide in my design of something that is cheapass science related.
Awhile back I blogged about a crude suction device I fashioned for allowing me to drain 24 well plates more quickly (four wells at a time versus one by one). Since then (and even before then) I had been dreaming about using a 3D printer to make the object (along with other fun things). But the reality is that I do not have a spare $1500. But this money issue won’t hold me back because I recently found out that it is rather inexpensive to get small objects 3D printed in plastic!
To go about making the tool I decided it would be best to create a 3D representation of a plate. I did this first because it should make it easier for me to plan and visualize the tool I am drawing. Once I have the tool designed it should be a mere trifling to have a company prototype it for me.
If you are interested in downloading the 3D model for the 24 well plate, go here.
Tags: 3D CAD