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Proof at TechSandBox - the Makerspace for Technology

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 With support from key Partners, TechSandBox offers access to some of the
 tools that are needed for electro-mechanical product prototype development. Get your Proof-of-Concept developed.

Resident Members are provided access to a growing base of tools from our supporters. Free and reduced cost.

Microsoft Bizspark   MathWorks makers of Matlab and Simulink   ADI  SOLIDWORKS, a TechSandBox PartnerCADDEDGE


  • SOLIDWORKS Premium 2015
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium 2015
  • SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2015 Standalone
  • MATLAB & Simulink (access to all modules)
  • Microsoft BizSpark
  • Basic tools like wire cutters, screw drivers, socket wrenches, allen wrenches and more.
  • Tektronics TDS380 Oscilloscope
  • HP (Agilent) 3312A Function Generator
  • HP (Agilent) 8012B Pulse Generator
  • Tektronics 11801B Oscilloscope with SD24 plugin module
  • PTS D620 Frequency Synthesizer
  • Acopian KS18S100 Power Supply
  • Microchip PICKit# In circuit debugger
  • Microchip PIC32 DM320013
  • Tektronix 2221 60 MHz Digital Storage Oscilloscope
  • Sony-Tektronix 314 Storage Oscilloscope
  • Wavetek 85XT Digital Multimeter
  • ICs from Analog Devices: Op Amps, ADC, nanoDAC and more

Gracious contributions from ADI, Microchip, Tri-Star Design

WPI Life Sci  

TechSandBox is pleased to partner with WPI.

An asset for TechSandBox Members and Community, WPI offers low cost access to capital equipment, post docs and other experts for short-term projects.

The following fee-for-service instrumentation is available at WPI’s Life Science and Bioengineering Center in Worcester.


The current list of instruments (8/2016) at WPI:

· Bruker BioSpin 500MHz Avance AV-III Digital NMR spectrometer

· Bruker AXS Kappa Apex II single crystal x-ray diffractometer

· Bruker AXS D8 Focus powder x-ray diffractometer

· Agilent 1200 LC/MS system with 6130 series single-quadrupole

· Agilent 7890B GC/MS System with 5977A series single-quadrupole, with extractor source

·  Bruker Optics Vertex70 FTIR spectrometer

·  Bruker S2 Picofox TXRF

(WPI list continued)

· Perkin Elmer Optima 8000 ICP-OES

· Perkin Elmer PinAAcle 900Z GF-AAS

Hitachi F-4500 fluorescence spectrophotometer

· Netzsch 214 Polyma DSC

· Netzsch 209 F1 Libra TGA

· Total internal reflection fluorescence microscope

· Bruker Optics Tensor 27 FTIR spectrometer

· TA Instruments TGA 2950

· TA Instruments DSC 2920

· Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS two-angle particle and molecular size analyzer

· Reichert Surface Plasmon Resonance 

. Applied Photophysics Stopped Flow Spectrophotometer

Contracting is fairly simple and key card access can be set up. Usage fees are very low. These folks can work with you on a quote and multi-day projects can be accommodated.

WPI’s Life Science & Bioengineering Center also houses a Microscopy & Histology Core, a Vivarium Core, and the BioProcess Center (Roy Hegedus  rhegedus@WPI.EDU).

NSRDEC (aka Natick Labs) offers access to testing and equipment such as environmental testing, also for low cost. Jeff DiTullio can assist you 508-233-4006.

Click here for details.