Metal microdrive for silicon probe recordings. Below are necessary design files and detailed instructions for assembling the microdrives yourself. You may also order them from our production partner 3Dneuro.
- Ordering and assemble the drive yourself
- Purchasing fully assembled microdrives
- Assembly instructions
The .step files are optimized for stainless steel 316L, 20 micrometer resolution and aluminum AlSi10Mg, high resolution using Proto Labs (https://www.protolabs.com/). Download step files from our GitHub repository.
In order to receive high quality prints from ProtoLabs, please follow these instructions:
- Add the following note to drive_v09: “Use orientation as in quote 9301-742”
- Add the following note to arm_v09_aluminum: “Use orientation as in quote 2379-080”
For other printers, materials or printing companies, modifications may be necessary.
To purchase fully assembled drives, please contact 3Dneuro (our partner in production).
Metal microdrive v9 (1/2”)
|1||00-90 screw 1/2”||McMaster||92482A235|
|3||00-90 screw 1/4”||McMaster||93701A005|
|1||2-56 nylon screw 1/4”||McMaster||95868A132|
|1||000-120 screw 1/8”||McMaster||90910A600|
|1-3||male header pin||DigiKey||SAM1067-40-ND|
|1||00-90 Tap||McMaster||2504A14||Or similar 00-90 tap.|
|1||000-120 Tap||McMaster||2504A12||Or similar 000-120 tap.|
|1||2-56 Tap||McMaster||2522A713||Or similar 2-56 tap.|
|1||1.2 mm drill bit||McMaster||2958A29||Or similar drill bit.|
If you use our designs, please cite our paper: Metal microdrive and head cap system for silicon probe recovery in freely moving rodent Mihály Vöröslakos, Peter C. Petersen, Balázs Vöröslakos, György Buzsáki doi: doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.20.423655
The original idea of the drive is described in the following paper:
Micro-drive and headgear for chronic implant and recovery of optoelectronic probes Jinho Chung, Farnaz Sharif, Dajung Jung, Soyoun Kim & Sebastien Royer Scientific Reports, volume 7, Article number: 2773 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03340-5
The designs are distributed under GNU GPLv3 license.