Inside a 30-Year-Old Patch Clamp Instrument by Axon
We’re digging these photos by Nava Whiteford showing the guts of a 1980s/90s-era electrophysiology instrument. It’s always fun peering inside these old boxes, to see what you can identify, from hex inverters to non latching relays, or that polypropylene high-frequency capacitor. What else can you spot that’s interesting?
I picked up an Axon instruments Axopatch 200A on ebay (it’s a patch clamp which can be used for ion channel experiments among other things). Here are some PCB pics for your viewing pleasure.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.