Plastic microdrive for silicon probe recordings. Below are necessary design files and detailed instructions for printing and assembling the microdrives yourself. height: 16 mm; travel distance 4.8 mm
Download stl files from our GitHub repository. The stl files are optimized for Formlabs Form2 printer and Grey-v4/Clear-v4 Resin. For other printers and/or resins, some modifications may be necessary.
Below links are youtube videos with instructions:
Detailed assembly instructions are available for the microdrive.
Plastic microdrive v21 (1/2”)
|2||00-90 screw 1/2”||McMaster||92482A235|
|4||00-90 screw 1/4”||McMaster||93701A005|
|1||male header pin||DigiKey||SAM1067-40-ND|
|1||T2 screwdriver||McMaster||52995A31||Only T2 is necessary!|
|1||00-90 Tap||McMaster||2504A14||Or similar 00-90 tap|
|1||1.2 mm drill bit||McMaster||2958A29||Or similar drill bit|
This microdrive was modified based on Hiroyuki Miyawaki’s design. The latest version of their microdrive is available here.
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 Reportsvolume 7, Article number: 2773 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03340-5 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03340-5
The designs are distributed under GNU GPLv3 license.