Equipment Wanted

We would be happy to view any lab equipment you might have coming up for disposal as our needs change based on the projects in the space and we are always happy to upgrade or replace existing equipment in poorer condition. If you'd like to tell us about something or ask any questions about equipment donation, please get in touch on info@openhardware.science and one of the committee will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Featured requests:

Our top essential items at this time are:

  • Benchtop autoclave
  • RO water machine e.g. MilliQ system
  • Chemicals/flammables cabinets
  • Ice maker

Training/Public Engagement

Molecular Biology

  • Microcentrifuge(s)
  • Single-channel pipettes (we are aiming for x5 sets of 2ul/20ul/200ul/1ml minimum)
  • Thermocyclers (both standard PCR and qRT-PCR)
  • pH meter
  • Gel electrophoresis tanks
  • Gel imaging illuminator and box
  • Water bath
  • Hotplates
  • Shakers / shaking incubators
  • Roller-shaker
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Plate readers
  • Magnetic stirrers
  • Fine weighing scale / microbalance
  • Normal lab balance
  • Heat blocks for tubes
  • Nanodrop or equivalent instrument for nucleic acid quantification
  • Cell counter
  • Electroporator

General labware

  • Assorted glassware
  • Counter(s) / clicker(s)
  • Calculators
  • Lab timers

Storage

  • -20C under-bench lab freezer
  • Plastic boxes (assorted)
  • Tilt racks

Safety

  • Benchtop autoclave
  • Flammable cabinet
  • Chemical cabinet
  • PAT testing kit
  • First aid kits
  • Lab coats
  • Safety specs

Imaging

  • Stereo microscope
  • Many microscopes are interesting to us
  • Digital cameras
  • Haemocytometer

Infrastructure

  • Benchtop(s) - in general, wheeled lab furniture such as under-bench cupboards and drawers
  • Shelving
  • RO water machine e.g. MilliQ

IT

  • Laptops and tablets
  • Network (patch) cables

Workshop

  • Electronics work benches
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printer
  • soldering station
  • bench power supplies
  • binocular microscope / inspection microscope for soldering / dissection scope
  • oscilloscope (digital, standalone, at least 2 channels, >= 50MHz)
  • electronics hand tools: wire strippers, side cutters, clamps / hemostats, magnifying glass, small pliers, etc
  • screwdrivers, small metric spanners
  • allen keys metric and imperial
  • Torx keys