April 28, 2017
In addition to sharing his Nose Poke Device, Dr. Andre Chagas from Open Neuroscience has also shared the following with Open Behavior regarding FlyPi:
The FlyPi is an open source and affordable microscope/experimental setup (the basic configuration can be built for ~100 Dollars). A collaboration between Open Neuroscience and Trend in Africa, the device is based on the Raspberry Pi, Arduino microcontroller and off-the-shelf electronic components. So far it has been used for: Light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, optogenetics experiments, behavioural tracking, thermogenetic experiments. It has also been used as a teaching tool in workshops where students use it as an entry point into the world of electronics and programming.
Due to the modular and portable design, new applications could be easily created by the community to solve unforeseen needs/problems.
Chagas, A. M., Godino, L. P., Arrenberg, A. B., & Baden, T. (2017). The 100 Euro Lab: A 3-D Printable Open Source Platform For Fluorescence Microscopy, Optogenetics And Accurate Temperature Control During Behaviour Of Zebrafish, Drosophila And C. elegans. bioRxiv, 122812. https://doi.org/10.1101/122812