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Old 06-22-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
Jun 2009
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I was preparing yeast for freezing the otherday and thinking how a centrifuge would be useful. Then I remembered one of my favorite toys as a kid...K-Nex

I calculated the rpm's to be around 350 to 400 with 2 arms, it can have up to 8 arms but the rpms would decrease. I just tape or rubberband the vials to the arms, haven't had any problems doing this. Just thought I'd share this.

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Old 06-22-2010, 01:13 AM   #2
Sep 2009
Cambridge Ontario
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Hehe, if there is another hobby that allows people the opportunity to make a centrifuge from KNex, then I'd be shocked.

Great job, clever solution.

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Old 06-22-2010, 03:22 PM   #3
Apr 2007
Omaha, NE
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While not homebrew specific, here is an interesting home built centrifuge.

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