Low Cost Bioprinter

The goal of this project is to develop a low-cost bioprinter to make bioprinting more accessible to research institutions. Currently, low-end bioprinters cost approximately $10,000 while high-end bioprinters cost approximately $170,000. In contrast, our printer can be built for approximately $375.
Supplies:
Parts:

Ramps 1.4: https://www.amazon.com/HiLetgo-Control-Printer-Su…
Arduino mega 2560: https://www.amazon.com/Elegoo-EL-CB-003-ATmega2560…
Stepper motor drivers: https://www.amazon.com/BIQU-Compatible-Stepper-Ste…
Additional stepper motor (optional) https://www.amazon.com/Stepper-Motor-Bipolar-64oz-…
Maker beam 2 in X 1 in
Maker beam attachment hardware
M3 screws assorted sizes
M3 nuts x2
8 mm threaded rod
8 mm nut
608 bearing
Binder clip
Filament
Monoprice V2 https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15365&gcli…
Zip ties
M3 heat set nuts 2mm width
Tools:

Drill bits of various sizes
Hand Drill
Drill press
Hacksaw
Soldering iron + solder
Wire stripper
Needle nose pliers
Hex keys various sizes
Lab supplies:

Petri dishes ~70mm diameter
60 ml syringe with Luer-lock tip
10 ml syringe with Luer-lock tip
Luer-lock fittings
Tubing for fittings
T Connector for tubing
Centrifuge
Centrifuge tubes 60ml
Scale
Weigh boats
Autoclave
Beakers
Graduated cylinder
0.1M CaCl2 solution
Agarose
Alginate
Methylcellulose
Sucrose
Software:

Fusion 360 or Solidworks
Arduino IDE
Repetier Host
Ultimaker Cura 4”

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