We're building a very compact, simple system to start with and learn from. From this, we can move on to bigger and better systems.
The characteristics of V.1 is an 51x86 mm footprint, a comb with 3 wells 3x5x8 mm (120 µL), and designed to work with 9v batteries connected in series and in turn connected to electrodes via a positive/negative alligator clip set. It also has a piece of acrylic placed between an upper and lower section of the lid, which are then friction welded together to hold the acrylic in place.
In case you're curious, the DNA extraction protocol will be the same one we used previously when testing the centrifuge (here) and the rest is from this Science Creative Quarterly guide titled: The MacGyver Project: Genomic DNA Extraction and Gel Electrophoresis Experiments Using Everyday Materials.
Being a DIYbio lab with no budget, you can see why that might appeal to us.
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