“LAVA device” — a DIY tutorial — A system for experiments in 24- and 96-well plates, which allows user-deﬁned illumination patterns. It can be optimized either for high illumination intensities or for high illumination uniformity.
“optoPlate-96” — a comprehensive step-by-step DIY tutorial (v. 2019) — A system for high-throughput three-color optogenetics experiments that allows simultaneous manipulation of common red- and blue-light-sensitive optogenetic probes. It enables illumination of individual wells in 96-well plates without cross-illumination between wells, and includes an active cooling system to minimize sample heating during light-intensive experiments. Suitable also for experiments in 384-well plates.
“Light Plate Apparatus” — a comprehensive DIY tutorial (v. 2016) — A system for experiments in a 24-well format, allows for simultaneous illumination with two independently programmable custom (310 to 1550 nm) colors of illumination.
“Optogenetics Light Box” — a DIY tutorial and commissioning (v. 2018) — A system for experiments in a 12-well format, allows for one custom color illumination. To build one of these light boxes, ask the author (J. Vrana) for further step-by-step details. The materials list, Arduino code and the laser cutter files are already available on the page.
"opto biolabs" — a spin-off from the University of Freiburg, Germany — opto biolabs develops illumination devices and is your development partner for tailor-made solutions for optogenetics research expanding the experimental spectrum and increasing efficiency in research.