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03-02-2013 08:03 AM
makermig
About the LEGO peristaltic pump

Just saw your post about the LEGO peristaltic pump and questions you had.
The avtual pump unit uses about 5 dollars worth of LEGO bricks and a latex surgical piece of tubing. The inner roller diameters are adjusted by with electrical tape wrapped around the rollers. It takes a little work to get the tubes to lie over the rollers abd you have to hold thm in place sligjtly with electric tape. Once in place it works pretty well. Not sure about the volume i delivers per turn.
The motor pieces used are from the LEGO power functions and you need to produce a high torque on the pump with the gear ratio shown.
let me know if you have any more questions.
02-28-2013 06:49 PM
Neatfish Man that's pretty neat but the wife would kill me unless I sell my nitro plane and buy one.
02-28-2013 06:47 PM
mrkookm
Lego Peristalic Pump Article

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Originally Posted by mistergreen View Post
yup, I built one like that. It's fun but I haven't touched it in a while. I moved on to more complicated components and the arduino. You can get a peristaltic pump for $25.

The new mindstorm comes with a remote control, I think.
No remote control, has to be purchased separately.



from my iP 5 via Tapa.
02-28-2013 06:44 PM
mistergreen There's a whole website
http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx
It's $250 from what I can remember. You can get it at toys r us or the lego website/store.
02-28-2013 06:41 PM
Neatfish
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Originally Posted by mistergreen View Post

The whole mindstorm kit.
02-28-2013 06:40 PM
mistergreen
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Originally Posted by Neatfish View Post
You got a link to this kit that you can p/m me?
the pump?

http://aquatictechtank.net/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=15
02-28-2013 06:31 PM
Neatfish You got a link to this kit that you can p/m me?
02-28-2013 06:18 PM
mistergreen
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Originally Posted by Neatfish View Post
yup, I built one like that. It's fun but I haven't touched it in a while. I moved on to more complicated components and the arduino. You can get a peristaltic pump for $25.

The new mindstorm comes with a remote control, I think.
02-28-2013 06:14 PM
Neatfish
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Nobody said they're only for kids. I have the mindstorm set.

I kind of like this one.


02-28-2013 01:15 AM
sarahspins Cool, it doesn't even use mindstorms.. those are all power functions components (even the IR remote).
02-28-2013 12:52 AM
mistergreen Nobody said they're only for kids. I have the mindstorm set.
02-28-2013 12:24 AM
Neatfish Hey why come only kids can play with legos?
02-27-2013 11:41 PM
mistergreen The lego mindstorm is fun. Good present for kids who are brainiacs.
02-27-2013 03:04 PM
kruzerman
Lego Peristalic Pump Article

I saw this come through my RSS feeds today:
http://blog.makezine.com/2013/02/26/...ic-syrup-pump/

No write-up on how it was made or if was cheaper than buying a cheap pump off e bay but it is interesting none the less.

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