Building the $100 Thermocycler

Dr. Duncan Clark Duncan at
Wed Feb 2 10:25:57 EST 2000

In article <n9c978.knb.ln at>, Cornelius
Krasel <krasel at> writes
>When PCR was just becoming available, the Max-Planck-Institute for
>Biochemistry built their own thermocyclers with a Peltier element
>which was controlled by (I believe) a Sharp microcomputer (you know,
>these calculator-sized basic computers which cost around US$100).
>They worked rather nicely, but were slow and quite cumbersome to
>I don't know whether they published the instructions for this, however.

I have the complete instructions somewhere and if you want the Sharp I
have that too!

The problem with being on the cutting edge is that you occasionally get 
sliced from time to time....

Duncan Clark
DNAmp Ltd.
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