Aug 27, 2020

Jumpei Matsumoto from the University of Toyama has generously shared the following about Tetroplater, an open-source circuit for microwire tetrode gold plating.

“Gold plating is necessary/effective for microwire tetrodes for recording neuronal activity. For the gold plating, the electrode tip is electroplated with current pulses, until the impedance reaches to the target value. The Tetroplater is an open-source low-cost (<200 dollars) circuit including an impedance meter and a current generator for tetrode gold plating.”


This research tool was created by your colleagues. Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator, cite the article in which the tool was described, and include an RRID in the Materials and Methods of your future publications.  RRID:SCR_021578

Tetroplater GitHub

Learn more about Tetroplater on the GitHub repository. 

Learn More about Gold Plating

Read more about the basics of gold plating tetrodes from JoVE. 

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